Construction activities

Preservation of evidence for construction activities

 

2017

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment (operation monitoring 1st year) of the offshore wind mill farm „ Cluster westlich Adlergrund “

The wind farm „Wikinger“ is a part of the wind farm „Cluster westlich Adlergrund“ and is operated since 2017. The client is Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH. The „Wikinger“ area is situated in the southern Baltic Sea, approx. 45 km north east of the island of Rügen.
According to the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency the operating phase has to be biologically monitored. This monitoring and the assessment shows and evaluates the impacts given from the operating wind farm „Wikinger“.
The biological monitoring during the operating phase includes surveys with a grabber (Van-Veen-grab) for Infauna and dredge lines (Kieler Kinderwagen) for the epifauna within the area of the wind farm as well as comparing considerations towards a reference area. All taken sample were fixed and will processed in the laboratories of the MariLim GmbH. Resulting data will be saved in a database and form the basis of the assessment report.
The biological monitoring during the operating phase is conducted in cooperation (according to relevant interest features) with BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG, Husum and the Institut für Angewandte Ökosystemforschung GmbH (IfAÖ), Neu Broderstorf (Institute for Applied Ecosystem Research).

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Cluster Helgoland” (operation monitoring 2nd year)
Project start 2015

The wind farm cluster “Helgoland” consists of the wind farms “Amrumbank West”, “Nordsee-Ost” and “Meerwind Süd/Ost” and is operated since 2015. The clients are E.on Climate & Renewable GmbH (Amrumbank West), RWE International SE (Nordsee Ost) and WindWM GmbH (Meerwind Süd/Ost). The offshore wind farms are situated approx. 23 km north of the island of Helgoland and approx. 45 km off the Schleswig-Holstein mainland coast. The wind farm “Amrumbank West” spreads out over an area of 32 km2, “Nordsee Ost” over an area of 36 km2 and “Meerwind Süd/Ost” over 40 km2.

According to the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency the operating phase has to be biologically monitored. The biological monitoring during the operating phase includes surveys within the area of the wind farm as well as comparing considerations with surrounding reference areas and takes place in cooperation (according to relevant interest features) with IBL Umweltplan GmbH, Oldenburg, BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG, Husum and the Institut für Angewandte Ökosystemforschung GmbH (IfAÖ), Neu Broderstorf (Institute for Applied Ecosystem Research).

State Agency for Agriculture and Environment (StALU) Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Environmental survey for the replacing new construction of the emergency port Darßer Ort
Project start 2016

Water and Shipping Authority Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Rostock
Project start 2016

The Waterways and Shipping Office Stralsund is planning the expansion of the sea channel Rostock up to Sea level (German: Normalhöhennull, NHN) -16.xx m. The aim is to allow bilk carriers with 15 m draught access to the harbour and support a better capacity for the ships already present.

As basis for the environmental impact study (German: Umweltverträglichkeitsuntersuchung, UVU) and to check for regulations related to preservation of species ecological, accompanying investigations for recording the macrozoobenthos community shall be performed.

For this grab samples were taken at 28 stations (Seekanal, Breitling, Klappstellen-Erweiterung) in spring and autumn 2016. With the resulting data the actual state of the macrozoobenthos in the relevant area and the direct active sphere are supposed to be surveyed and described.

 

2016

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment (operation monitoring 1st year) of the offshore wind mill farm „Cluster Helgoland“
Project start 2015

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Cluster westlich Adlergrund”
Project start 2014

 

2015

INROS Lackner AG
Mapping of benthic biotopes at a proposed sand and gravel extraction site "Warnemünde East"
Project start 2013

The company Firma Andre’ Voß Erdbau und Transport GmbH is planning to build a gravel extraction site northeast of Warnemünde. The company MariLim GmbH performs investigations on the benthos, an object of legal protection, according to the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH) within the approval procedure. These investigations serve as basis for the required environmental and nature conversational documents such as environmental impact assessment, landscape conservation plan and expert contribution on species protection.

Thereby, several ecological parameters of the macrozoobenthos (e.g. population density, biomass, diversity) and macrophytobenthos in the area of the gravel extraction site are identified and analysed. By these parameters the benthic communities are characterized.

 

2014

NIRAS
Expert report on benthos and habitats for the impact assessment of three Danish offshore wind mill farms „Vesterhav Syd“, „Vesterhav Nord“ in the North Sea and „Bornholm“ in the Baltic Sea, inclusive their proposed cable alignment and landfall areas
Project start 2013

RWE Innogy GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Nordsee One”

The company RWE Innogy GmbH is planning to build the offshore wind farm “Nordsee One”. The area is completely situated in the German Bight north of the Traffic Separation Schemes “German Bight Western Approach” and “Terschelling German Bight”. It is located within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany and covers an area of 33 km2, in total. The company MariLim GmbH performs investigations on benthos and fish, both objects of legal protection, according to the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH) within the approval procedure. Thereby, several ecological parameters (e.g. population density, biomass, diversity) in the area of the wind farm are identified and analysed. By these parameters the benthic and fish communities are characterized, under consideration of seasonal variability.

RWE Innogy GmbH
Expert report on fish (according to the national standard operational procedure StUK4) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Nordsee One”

NIRAS
Expert report on benthos and habitats for the impact assessment of the Danish offshore wind mill farm „Kriegers Flak“, its proposed cable alignment and landfall areas
Project start 2012

RWE Innogy GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Nordsee-Ost”

In autumn 2012, the company RWE Innogy GmbH started to build the offshore wind farm “Nordsee One” with 48 turbines in the German North Sea, north of Helgoland. On the basis of the Standards for Environmental Impact Assessments (German: Standarduntersuchungskonzepts, StuK3) a construction phase monitoring is required, which covers the time period from the beginning of the construction until its ending. The investigations serve as supervision of the construction phase or rather for the medium and small scale recording of relevant effects by the construction works on the benthos, an object of legal protection, and its seasonal development. To that, in autumn 2012, i.e. immediately after starting the construction works, and in spring 2013 samples of in- and epifauna, as well as samples of sediment were taken and analysed.

Water and Shipping Authority Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Rostock - 13 years after termination of building project (annual implementation 1998-2004 and 2012-2013)
Project start 1998

GARDELER-HEMMERICH Landscape planning
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the submarine cable “Borkum“
Project start 2010

In August 2013, the company EWE Netz GmbH laid a submarine cable between the East Frisian island of Borkum and the mainland at Mansgalt, i.e. through the National Park “Niedersächsiches Wattenmeer”. The National Park “Niedersächsiches Wattenmeer” has been confirmed as FFH area 2306-301 (German: FFH-Gebiet) and therefore includes a majority of protected FFH habitat types. Within the plant license by the local authority (Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz, NLWKN) of 4. April 2012 it has been set, that under the construction phase a monitoring has to be performed, with respect to the protected fauna of the benthos. According to this, once a year samples were taken along the alignment from 2010 to 2014.

 

2013

Trüper Gondesen Partner (TGP) as sub-contractor of Deutsche Bahn (DB)
Mapping of under water biotopes at the proposed Fehmarn Sund Fixed Link to define a low impact corridor

BHF Bendfeldt, Herrmann, Franke, Landscape architects GmbH
Mapping of under water biotopes at a proposed new recreation centre with harbour facilities in a former military area near Kappeln

In 2013 the submarine fauna and flora in the area of the planned new construction of harbour and vacation facilities in the former Bundeswehr site in Kappeln was surveyed and mapped. Therefore, assessments by scuba diving and video shooting were executed in the planning site. The results were geographically referenced and compared to previous surveys.

BHF Bendfeldt, Herrmann, Franke, Landscape architects GmbH
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of the construction of a pontoon in Lake Wittensee (mapping and FFH-assessment)

For preservation of evidence within construction works a short report was prepared in 2013 focussing on the effects of the expansion of a pier in lake Wittensee (mapping and FFH assessment). For this report investigations were performed by scuba diving within the designated construction area to receive an overview of the qualitative and quantitative species composition and their distribution. The results were geographically referenced and compared to previous surveys.

FROELICH & SPORBECK GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the proposed construction of a (gas) power plant in Lubmin
Project start 2010

OECOS GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Vogelschar“
Project start 2009

 

2012

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co.KG
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of seed mussels import from England and Ireland regarding associated neobiota
Project start 2008

OECOS GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Baltic Eagle“
Project start 2008

OECOS GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Ostseeschatz“
Project start 2011

OECOS GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Ostseeperle“
Project start 2011

ALAUDA
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Wikinger“
Project start 2010

GeoC GmbH
Expert report for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of Asmussen GmbH into the river Krückau

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Lübeck
Expert report for the impact assessment of a regeneration of demagnetisation-treatment-system in Kiel-Friedrichsort

 

2011

OECOS GmbH für Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to AeTi) in port Hamburg for the construction of a new port terminal
Project start 2010

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Witte Bank“
Project start 2009

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm “Kaskasi”

TenneT Offshore GmbH
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the submarine cables “HelWin“ and “DolWin“

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the submarine cable “Cobra“

 

2010

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farm ”Horizont“
Project start 2009

Tourism Company of Baltic resort Laboe
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of a proposed beach nourishment at Laboe

BHF Bendfeldt, Herrmann, Franke Landscape architects GmbH
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of the proposed expansion of Harnis quay (Flensburg harbour)

Port Olpenitz GmbH
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of the proposed relocation of a sand trap breakwater south of Port-Olpenitz

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farms “Austerngrund“, “Deutsche Bucht“ and “BARD Offshore I“
Project start 2007

Meerwind Südwest GmbH, Berlin
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Meerwind“
Project start 2009

LCO-Nature GmbH
Expert report on benthos (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Albatros”
Project start 2007

 

2009

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farms „DIAMANT“ and „EUKLAS“
Project start 2009

Seebauer, Wefers & Partner GbR, Berlin
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of the proposed pier construction in Heiligenhafen

BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Airtricity”
Project start 2008

 

2008

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farms “Aquamarin“, “Veja Mate“, “Citrin“ and “Bernstein“
Project start 2008

BioConsult Schuchardt & Scholle
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore wind mill farms „Alpha Ventus“
Project start 2008

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach). Video documentation of macrozoobenthos

 

2006

State capital Kiel, Department for green spaces
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of the expansion of the public sea bath facility facility Holtenau

 

2005

Fehmarn Netz GmbH
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the submarine cable for Fehmarn Sund crossing

GEO - Association for Energie and Ecology GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish for the impact assessment of the submarine cable GEOFReE

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 2001

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

2004

GEO - Association for Energie and Ecology GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Dan Tysk“
Project start 2001

GEO - Association for Energie and Ecology GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Nördlicher Grund“
Project start 2002

Windland GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm „Meerwind“
Project start 2001

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 2001

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

2003

GEO – Gesellschaft für Energie und Ökologie mbH
Expert report on benthos and habitats for the impact assessment of the proposed cable alignment and landfall area of the offshore wind mill farm “Sky 2000”

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 2001

CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

2002

GEO - Association for Energy and Ecology GmbH
Expert report on benthos and fish (according to the national standard operational procedure) for the impact assessment of offshore wind mill farm “Sky 2000”
Project start 2001

BBS consultant Greuner-Pönicke
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion of the military base Warnemünde

Sailing Association Flensburg
Brief expert report for the impact assessment of a proposed beach nourishment in Fahrensodde

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 2001

CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

2001


Baltic Cable AB
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of an UW-annular electrode

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 2001

CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

2000

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Survey of zoobenthos communities in the area of a planned sand trap in the sea canal off Warnemünde

CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

1999

Institute for Applied Ecology GmbH (IfAÖ)
Video analyses for the impact assessment of the offshore gas drilling rig in the area “Doggerbank”

CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

1998


CP Kelco
Expert report on benthos for the impact assessment of cooling water discharge of a pectin factory
annual implementation since 1998

Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) Stralsund
Sampling and video analyses for preservation of evidence of the expansion/deepening of the waterway to port Stralsund (East approach)
annual implementation since 1998

 

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