Fisheries Engineering experience includes:
Best Available Techniques (BAT)
Working alongside a client’s design team we ensure that BAT informs every stage of development, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.
We have extensive experience in BAT evaluation of new and innovative designs, regularly contributing technical expertise liaising with regulators and stakeholders on behalf of clients.
COOLING WATER & HYDROPOWER INTAKES & OUTFALLS
Members of our team have worked on all of the UK’s existing nuclear fleet, been instrumental in the development of ‘best practice’ in the design of nuclear plant seawater cooling systems and been integral to the permitting of the majority of ‘once through’ and tower-cooled thermal stations licensed in the UK under modern environmental regulations.
FISH & EEL PASSES
Our experience of best international practice enables us to advise clients on the many types of fish & eel passes available, assessing appropriate fish passage solutions.
We offer optioneering, preliminary design and regulatory approval services as well as pre and post commissioning surveys to ensure design optimisation.
FISH FRIENDLY PUMPS
THA Aquatic can provide independent advice on the use of all types of fish handling pumps used in coffer dam dewatering, pond drainage and FRR systems.
FISH RECOVERY AND RETURN (FRR) SYSTEMS
For projects ranging from nuclear power plants to pumping stations we advise on all elements of FRR scheme and monitoring design.
FISH SCREENS, BARRIERS, GUIDANCE SYSTEMS & BYPASS DESIGN
Extensive advisory experience in the design and optimisation of both static & travelling screening equipment, fish bywashes and behavioural deterrents including acoustic, light, bubble-based and electric screens.
HYDROPOWER & TIDAL GENERATION SCHEMES
Our expertise ranges from modelling turbine-induced fish injury rates to Scheme Passage Rate assessments for migratory fish.