Independent Advisors


 

The Independent Tidal Lagoon Industry Advisory Group

The independent Tidal Lagoon Industry Advisory Group (TLIAG) was established in January 2014 in order to champion the new emerging tidal lagoon industry in the UK, to be anchored within Wales.

This independent group consists of ten industrialists and is chaired by Roger Evans MBE (MD Schaeffler, UK).  Group members have a range of backgrounds and expertise including manufacturing, engineering, heavy industry, construction and recruitment.

Welsh Government, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) also support the TLIAG in an advisory capacity.

Although its activity is extensive, the TLIAG’s purpose is to:

  • Champion and support the growth of a new tidal lagoon industry in the UK which is centred within Wales; an industry based on a world-class cluster of manufacturing, assembly and construction businesses which can form a supply chain to support the delivery of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and future tidal lagoons across the UK and beyond.
  • Identify commercial opportunities for businesses of all sizes in the UK that are able to demonstrate the skills, experience and capacity required to deliver tidal lagoon components.
  • Develop relationships with potential tier one contractors, showcasing the existing capability and capacity that Wales and the UK has, aligning with Tidal Lagoon Power’s (TLP’s) ambition for 65% of the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay capital expenditure to be spent in the UK and 50% within Wales.

Members include:

  • Roger Evans MBE (Chair) – Managing Director, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd
  • Mark Coia – CEO Liberty Renewables, Liberty/SIMEC Power
  • Owain Davies – Managing Director, Amcanu Ltd
  • Nick Revell – Managing Director, Ledwood Mechanical Engineering Ltd
  • Winston Hall – Director, JW & E Morris & Son Ltd
  • Gherold Davies – Managing Director, Fairwood Precision Engineering
  • Russell Scaplehorn – Managing Director, Hornbill Engineering Ltd
  • Robert Williams MBE – Group Chairman, WRW Group
  • Adrian Davies – Business Development Director, Acorn Recruitment
  • Gareth Barker – Group Operations Director, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd


Fisheries Peer Review Group

The Fisheries Peer Review Group has been created to provide TLP with expert, professional, independent validation of data requirements, survey objectives, survey methods, survey findings, modelling methods and parameters, model outputs, model interpretation and impact assessment.

This group sits independently from the Cardiff Tidal Lagoon Fisheries Expert Topic Group created as part of the Evidence Plan Process – in line with good practice guidance on the implementation of the Habitats Regulations 2010 for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).

TLP proposes to invest effort in mitigation as well as (if required) compensation to improve the survival and breeding rates of local populations; such as the removal of barriers to migration or fish passes. In this context the Fisheries Peer Review Group will consider specific projects associated with the Ecosystems Enhancement Programme (EEP) and consider their acceptability and viability.

Peer review is an essential part of achieving high quality, independent and authoritative outputs, which are accepted by regulators and other key stakeholders.  The aim of the Fisheries Peer Review Group is to provide confidence to TLP that the work being undertaken with respect to fisheries is thorough, comprehensive and will stand up to external scrutiny.  That is, to challenge (where necessary) the approach being adopted to ensure that it is as robust as possible.  Hence the purpose of the group is to:

  • Advise on fisheries issues relevant to TLP.
  • Advise TLP and the fisheries research contractors on the methodology being and to be adopted for the prediction of effects/impacts (and the associated definition of mitigation and compensatory requirements) in order to ensure that it is/the outputs are relevant, technically accurate, independent, authoritative and presented in a format suitable for the target audience.
  • Advise on TLP’s research output to ensure it is ‘fit for purpose’ and for dissemination where appropriate.
  • Provide technical and other relevant support to the project where relevant.

Membership is as follows:

  • Chris Mills (Chair) – Director of Resource Efficiency Division, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • Steve Colclough – Director of Colclough & Coates Aquatic Consultancy, and Chair of the Estuarine & Marine Specialist Section of the Institute of Fisheries Management
  • Dr Graeme Harris – Director of FishSkill Ltd, and member of Scientific Advisory Committee, Salmon & Trout Conservation UK

 

Coastal Process Peer Review Group

Peer review is an essential part of achieving high quality, independent and authoritative outputs, which are accepted by regulators and other key stakeholders. The aim of the Coastal Process Peer Review Group is to provide confidence to TLP that the work being undertaken with respect to coastal processes and geomorphology is thorough, comprehensive and will stand up to external scrutiny.  That is, to provide TLP with expert, independent validation (where relevant) of data requirements, survey results, modelling methods and parameters, model outputs, and interpretation; to challenge (where necessary) the approach being adopted to ensure that it is as robust as possible; and to provide a ‘seal of approval’ in the context of the methods being applied.  Hence the purpose of the group is to:

  • Advise TLP and the Coastal Process Research Contractor on the methodology being and to be adopted for the prediction of effects/impacts (and the associated definition of mitigation and compensatory requirements) in order to ensure that it is/the outputs are relevant, technically accurate, robust, with consensus and confidence, authoritative and presented in a format suitable for the target audience.
  • Agree the research output as ‘fit for purpose’ and ‘fit for publication’.
  • Provide technical and other relevant support to the project where relevant.

This group will be independent of the Cardiff Tidal Lagoon Evidence Plan Coastal Process Topic Group – established with a regulatory focus in line with good practice guidance on the implementation of the Habitats Regulations 2010 for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).

Members of the Coastal Process Peer Review Group include:

  • Professor Mike Collins – Emeritus Professor, Southampton University
  • Professor Ian Townend – Research Director, HR Wallingford and Visiting Professor, Southampton University

 

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