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Here are the logos of the key companies and organisations that HiDef has worked with over the years

SSE
Scottish Natural Heritage
Res – Power for good
Marine Scotland
JNCC
First Flight Wind
HIenergy
Forewind
Dong Energy
Centrica
Beatrice Offshire Windfarm
National Grid
The Crown Estate
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Client Feedback

Natural England

Natural England

“Throughout the project, from inception to conclusion, there was very regular and effective communication between Natural England and HiDef. In particular, the project plan was to conduct two surveys, one in each of January and February 2018. Inclement weather throughout January 2018 did not provide any favourable weather window. HiDef ensured that Natural England were aware of this issue at the time and an agreement was reached such that both surveys would be flown in February 2018. The surveys were completed successfully in that month, the data were processed and analysed in a timely manner and the draft report submitted to Natural England on time. This report was of a high standard. The data had been analysed as specified in the project invitation to tender, and information provided in fulfilment of the project objectives – all of which were fully met.”

Ørsted

Ørsted

“Ørsted Hornsea Four Ltd engaged HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef) to undertake 24 monthly digital aerial surveys of birds, marine mammals and other marine megafauna for the proposed Hornsea Project Four Offshore Wind Farm (Hornsea Four) between 2016 and 2018. HiDef provided a complete package of services from design, commissioning of flights including flight safety planning, image processing to achieve approximately 93.5% identification to species, provision of geo-referenced data, monthly reports and two annual reports on the surveys. All of these were provided to the highest standards, on schedule and with minimum fuss to ensure that a robust data set could be used in the Environmental Impact Assessment for Hornsea Four.

Subsequently to this, HiDef has provided its support for the project as Hornsea Four moves toward application for consent. HiDef has used its considerable ornithological knowledge, data analysis and modelling prowess to facilitate fine-tuning of the Hornsea Four application. HiDef also used its knowledge of statistical analysis to demonstrate the robustness of its original survey design.

Throughout this project, we have found HiDef a pleasure to work with and have been impressed by the quality of its work and a supportive and positive member of our development team.”

SLR Consulting

SLR Consulting

It is only through undertaking environmental assessment based on reliable data that we can ensure sustainable development and so HiDef were always our natural choice for the collection of digital aerial data.”

SSE Renewables

SSE Renewables

“We were very pleased with HiDef’s performance throughout the survey programme. They delivered the survey programme successfully, often under some very challenging weather conditions.

Reports and data were delivered on time in line with the dates agreed during the contracting stage. In addition, HiDef successfully undertook the surveys without a recordable health, safety or environmental issue.

SSE Renewables found HiDef to deliver a high quality product on time and within budget.”

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage

“The reports indicate what can be done with such data, it would be good to see all aerial survey reports of this quality.”

Forewind

Forewind

“HiDef Aerial Surveying played a ‘crucial role in getting the permission for the UK’s largest wind farm…

…HiDef’s exemplary safety record and determination to survey with the minimum of environmental impact helped to ensure this was a rewarding relationship all around”

RES

RES

“The excellence of the work undertaken by HiDef and the support provided at stakeholder meetings has resulted in SNH agreeing that only one year’s worth of data are required to inform the environmental impact assessment (EIA), removing a major challenge to the project.

This could not have been achieved without HiDef’s support.”

DONG Energy

DONG Energy

“HiDef’s innovative approach and ability to deliver the right results was important in selecting them for both the Burbo Bank Extension and Isle of Man projects. DONG Energy strongly believes that their industry-leading approach will provide a firm basis for successful consenting, with their unique use of high-resolution video being important in giving the confidence that the data collected would be scientifically accurate and allow for a properly informed environmental assessment.

In the time that HiDef has been working for DONG Energy there have been zero recordable health and safety incidents, a notable achievement. HiDef’s proactive flight operations team has ensured that all flights to date have been completed as planned.

In our work together, we have found HiDef to be a pleasure to work with, delivering high quality products in a timely and proactive fashion.”

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