National Grid (NGET) Cumbria
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Client
National Grid (NGET)
Budget
£2.8 Billion
Sector
Energy & Marine
Location
Cumbria
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Charles Hardcastle
MRICS, FAAV
Partner - Head of Energy and Marine
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Charles is a Partner, based in Yorkshire but who operates on a National basis across the country. He heads the Carter Jonas Energy and Marine Team which deals with a wide range of energy projects including wind, solar PV, hydro power, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, peak power generators, clean coal, oil and gas, coal bed methane and energy storage projects.

The services provided in the energy sector include site referencing and transmission matters, site search and evaluation, feasibility studies, financial modelling, planning applications and site consents, landowner support and site promotion, due diligence, valuations, finance, site acquisitions and disposals, power brokerage, wayleave negotiations and feedstock procurement.

The Marine team manage a significant coastal portfolio around England through leases, licences, easements and consents. Activities within the area are varied and cover a wide range of issues such as port developments, marinas, moorings, jetties, cable and pipeline river crossings, outfalls and regulating and conservation leases and stakeholder liaison.

Outside of work, Charles is keen cricketer who also tries to maintain a handicap in golf and enjoys country pursuits.

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A member of Carter Jonas was Lead Consents Officer for the North West Coast Connections, a project to connect a new nuclear power station on the west coast of Cumbria to the national grid, with approximately 140 km of OHL, 22 km of tunnelling and 15 km of underground cable as well as removing up to 150 km of the 132kV network, all within some of the most cherished landscapes in the country.

The team member led an internal team of three Consents Officers and managed numerous external environmental service providers to deliver a challenging message and undertake a significant EIA. The scope also included the need to deliver and co-ordinate timely advice to construction Project Managers and other relevant departments such as Legal, Communications, and Engineering.

The role was also the single point of contact with key stakeholders such as the specifically organised Stakeholder Reference Group, PPA group (all Local Authorities in Cumbia and Lancashire affected by the proposals).

The projected value of the project is £2.8 billion.