Ecology

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 has more than 10 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.

 Contact 

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References Ecology

Natural development of the Valley of the…

The Flemish Region's Nature and Forestry Agency invited Tractebel to examine the options for the natural development of Valley of the Grote Nete. In fact, to achieve the conservation objectives...

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Fish migration and flood areas in the Zw…

Tractebel devised an ecological solution to resolve fish migration and flooding problems in the Zwalm region (Flanders, Belgium). Since water mills pose an insurmountable obstacle to fish, we designed a...

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Chain cooperation methodology

Tractebel is helping OVAM devise a methodology for identifying and establishing cooperation in organisation chains, so a to increase the number of environmentally-responsible products and close the material chains. The...

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Support for transition to sustainable ma…

Tractebel provided assistance in the first three phases of the transition cycle: problem analysis, vision development and identification of actions. A common agenda had been drawn up by 2007, featuring...

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Cost effectiveness analysis of the Herto…

Right on the border with the Western Scheldt, according to the agreements in the 2010 Development Plan for the Scheldt estuary, at least 600 hectares of the estuary’s natural environment...

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Eco-hydrological study of the De Teut an…

The De Teut and Tenhaagdoornheide nature reserves form an extensive area of heathland between Houthalen-Helchteren, Zonhoven and Zwartberg-Genk, with numerous marshes and other stretches of open water. Tractebel carried out...

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Natural development of Bos ‘t Ename

Tractebel was commissioned by the Flemish Land Agency to develop alternative natural design concepts for the rivers Reytgracht, Middelgracht and Riedekensbeek in the area surrounding the Bos‘t Ename woodland in...

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