Impact on the environment

Impact on the environment

A gas production project has an impact on the environment. That is why ONE-Dyas has described all the possible effects of the required activities.

ONE-Dyas is aware of the importance of the North Sea. An area that is intensively used for energy production, fishing, food cultivation, transport, recreation and experiencing nature. In addition to a strict safety policy and extensive protocols that ensure continuous improvements in operations and processes, ONE-Dyas examines all possible impacts of its projects with a focus on the possibilities of reducing or, if possible, eliminating these. ONE-Dyas does this in consultation with experts and the parties involved, so that their experiences, knowledge, wishes and insights are optimally taken into account. For example, it is also possible to look at how possible positive effects can be optimised. It is known, for example, that the installation of platforms adds a hard surface that has a positive effect on marine life. There will not be any fishing in the area for a long time and the seabed will thus remain undisturbed. Experience gained from other gas production projects shows that this can lead to a high level of biodiversity on and around the platforms and pipelines.

Since the spring of 2018, ONE-Dyas has been holding discussions with German and Dutch stakeholders, such as nature organisations and local, provincial and national authorities, in order to obtain the best possible understanding of the environment of the GEMS area. As far as possible, the information, knowledge and insights gained from these discussions have been incorporated into the Notification (Mededeling): the Memorandum on Scope and Level of Detail that ONE-Dyas has submitted  on 3 June 2019 to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). This notification is the formal start of EIA-process, in which stakeholders and interested parties can express their views.

ONE-Dyas has mapped out the possible effects of the planned activities on the environment in the notification, which can be downloaded in Dutch en German.
On 28 August (Roodeschool), 4 September (Borkum) and 10 September (Schiermonnikoog), the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy organises an information market. Employees of this Ministry and ONE-Dyas will be available to answer questions on the proces and the project.