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WestBridge Capital has backed the management buyout of APEM Limited, an independent environmental consultancy specialising in the aquatic environment and remote sensing. The deal has seen WestBridge invest GBP 9.8 million in a combination of equity and loan notes, which is expected to support the company’s growth ambitions as it develops complementary service lines to support […]
APEM’s digital aerial surveys have finished gathering data on marine wildlife for the Moray East offshore wind project off the coast of Scotland.
UK environmental consultancy APEM has completed offshore wildlife surveys for the proposed East Anglia ONE North and TWO wind farms, photographing a combined area of over 1,000 square kilometres.
APEM has completed seabird and marine mammal surveys at Vattenfall's Norfolk Boreas offshore wind project in the UK.
APEM has commenced aerial wildlife surveys at Ørsted's 573MW Race Bank wind farm located offshore North Norfolk in the UK.
Scientists at APEM have developed a new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight expected to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of offshore wind farms.
APEM will carry out ultra-high resolution aerial digital surveys of offshore wildlife off the coast of North and South Carolina on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
APEM has produced detailed 3D maps of the 55km Hornsea Project Three onshore cable route, showing the heights, terrain and surface features.
APEM has undertaken an aerial survey to assist Vattenfall in identifying an onshore cable corridor for the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard and the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.
Following the announcement by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) that the first two phases of a digital aerial survey of offshore wildlife off the Long Island coast have been completed, APEM and Normandeau Associates released details of the project they are carrying out on behalf of NYSERDA. APEM is conducting the surveys and […]
ScottishPower Renewables has appointed aerial survey specialists APEM to carry out ultra-high resolution bird and marine mammal surveys of its proposed East Anglia ONE North area. APEM is also continuing baseline surveys of the East Anglia TWO area after ScottishPower Renewables extended its contract. All the surveys will employ APEM’s recently developed proprietary camera system, […]
APEM is carrying out an initial first year of post-construction aerial surveys at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, located off the coast of North Wales. The works commenced this month with the initial contract running for 12 months, with a potential extension for a further two years. Ultra-high resolution aerial surveys will monitor birds and marine […]
Vattenfall has contracted aerial survey specialists APEM to provide ultra-high resolution bird and marine mammal surveys for its Norfolk Vanguard West site. Norfolk Vanguard comprises two sites, East and West. Once constructed, it will provide a generating capacity of up to 1,800MW. APEM has been surveying both the East and West development areas of Norfolk […]
APEM will complete a final survey over Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard East site this month, as part of an eight month project to gather data on birds and marine mammals in the area. Eight surveys were flown out from Norwich International Airport at monthly intervals between September 2015 and April 2016 and the resulting images were […]
APEM will carry out detailed marine benthic surveys for the Beatrice offshore wind farm and export cable route in the Moray Firth after being awarded a contract by developer Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL). The surveys comprise an array of field work, sample analysis and technical reporting. The company recently began gathering seafloor grab samples […]
Ten new digital aerial bird and marine mammal surveys will be delivered by APEM for offshore windfarms in the German North Sea over the next year. The surveys will take place between February 2015 and March 2016 in order to report the abundance and distribution of seabirds and marine mammals at different times of the […]
Two of APEM’s experienced ornithologists provided expert opinion at an inquiry in Bournemouth on the potential effects on birds of the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park. Principal ornithologist, Dr Roger Buisson, along with technical specialist, Sean Sweeney, answered questions on the potential effects of the proposed windfarm on bird populations in and around the proposed […]
A proposed wind farm off the coast of Sussex has gained consent with important input from ornithologists at APEM, who carried out further assessment work on the wind farm’s potential impacts on migratory birds, including gannet, gulls, terns, waders and wildfowl during the examination of the project. The Rampion wind farm is being developed by E.ON […]
APEM Ltd has supported East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm from the project’s earliest days to its recent successful consent, providing data, assessment and expert advice on the development’s potential impacts on seabirds and marine mammals. The company planned and flew a two-year campaign of aerial surveys over the windfarm area to collect baseline bird and […]
Natural England has commissioned APEM to help assess the sensitivity of marine birds, fish and mammals to a range of pressures commonly resulting from human activity in the marine environment. These include habitat loss, introduction of non-native species, barrier effects, pollution and water quality changes, introduction of light and noise, fishing and hunting. APEM will […]
APEM recently worked on Scottish Power Renewables and Vattenfall’s application for a major new windfarm off the coast of East Anglia. If approved by the government, East Anglia ONE would consist of up to 325 turbines generating 1,200MW, making it one of the biggest offshore windfarms in the world. APEM began working on the project […]
Europe’s leading provider of aerial surveys for the offshore wind industry, APEM, has joined forces with US environmental consultancy Normandeau as it targets growth in the emerging American market. The joint venture will be officially unveiled at Offshore Wind 2012 in Virginia on October 9th, America’s largest offshore wind event. It aims to bring the […]
APEM staff based at Hawarden Airport near Chester have moved into new offices following two years of spectacular growth. Originally housed in portakabin-style temporary buildings, the staff have moved to a larger, better equipped facility that offers room for continued growth, improved IT and better working conditions. The Hawarden Airport office is now home to […]
APEM’s Field Manager, Peter Dennis, recently celebrated his 10th year at APEM. Peter joined the company when it was still run from a single office at the Manchester Science Park. Having started as a Field Scientist, Peter was promoted to Senior Field Scientist, and subsequently APEM’s, Field Manager. As the, Field manager, he is the […]
Since the Chester airfield opening APEM has expanded its fleet with a fourth aircraft. Scientists at the Chester airfield will use the aircraft to gather data for environmental surveys. These provide greater insights into the land or water below than more conventional methods could yield. G-GIGA, the latest Vulcanair P68C, is fitted with an RCD […]
The growth in off-shore wind farms has helped environmental consultancy APEM achieve rapid growth in the last year. The Stockport-based company’s turnover jumped 48 per cent to £4.3m last year and it is set to repeat the feat with revenues of £6.1m this year. The success has seen the company open two new offices in […]