Major infrastructure projects can have an influence on the environment and biodiversity. Carrying out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is often a mandatory requirement for such projects. These studies must be performed by an accredited coordinator and expert, in accordance with the guidelines set out by the EIA service.

Tractebel Engineering has a large number of such accredited EIA experts. Our coordinators have around 20 years of experience in carrying out EIAs. They analyse the biodiversity of a particular location so that the objectives for preserving the (protected) species can continue to be maintained.

But flora and fauna also migrate. Sometimes new projects also present new opportunities. For instance, the undersea foundations of offshore wind farms seem to be home to a huge number of organisms, allowing fish to benefit from the growing food supply thanks to the fishing ban in these areas.