ABLE’s pioneering approach has been providing innovative niche solutions to overcome challenges in the fields of power station decommissioning, large scale land development, land remediation and offshore recycling.
Our ability to innovate, and add vision, has enabled us to undertake challenging marine and terrestrial projects over the past decade, supported by ABLE’s diversification into the new specialist markets of oil and gas rig repair, offshore wind and marine renewables.
ABLE has a strong track record in the delivery of large and complex planning permissions. On the South Humber Bank the recently approved Able Energy Park was the largest application ever handled by the local planning authority, North Lincolnshire Council.
In Hartlepool the establishment of ABLE Seaton Port – as a specialist marine structure recycling facility – saw an initially controversial proposal become an accepted (and successful) part of the local industrial economy and landscape.
ABLE has also developed Landfill sites and (with partners) successful applications in a range of energy related projects.
ABLE is one of very few companies to have already promoted a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) through the new National Planning Inspectorate (formerly the Infrastructure Planning Commission [IPC]). Humber Ports Port
ABLE Solutions can provide essential knowledge and foresight to future promoters of NSIP schemes. Specific processes applied to document control, application production, consultation notification (Planning Act 2008 s42, s47, s48, s56 & s59) must be adhered to, providing challenges for promoters of applications.
Our well established team has a broad range of specialist planning expertise including:
Strong relationships exist with a variety of dedicated public agencies (including Central and Local Government, Local Authorities and Statutory Regulators) making us an ideal partner for undertaking pre-consultation exercises as well as post submission work. These combine effectively with our broad network and knowledge of consultancy firms operating within the planning sphere.
ABLE’s in house team of Civil Engineers can provide design and construction support to projects. The experienced team can provide bespoke support packages to suit our client’s objectives.
Able Solutions has its own dedicated Computer Aided Design department to support projects from initial consideration stages through to planning and final execution. As an example, ABLE’s multi-user site philosophy the department is skilled at working with external vessel providers to provide the best outcome for our clients.
ABLE’s various berths on the River Tees have facilitated major marine projects for many years ensuring that the Company is extremely versatile in the commodities it can handle alongside large areas for undercover and outside storage.
ABLE Ports has enabled us to become adept in managing large turnkey projects.
ABLE has provided solutions for a host of marine based projects including:
ABLE has been lifting and shifting large components around its ports for years. In 2009 ABLE took delivery of the BP North West Hutton oil platform jacket and topsides – the largest oil platform to be removed from the North Sea to date. See case study
Ports do not have to be complicated – whether it is the project management of lifting operations, complete lifting solutions packages or management of the haulage of goods and products to their final destination – we make it simple.
Able Solutions has undertaken a number of bespoke surveys for our customers. Recently, this has involved a variety of assignments for the offshore wind sector: