London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler mapping noise in Northern Ireland

  • Supporting delivery of noise action plans
  • Cutting-edge technological solutions to assess noise exposure

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to support Northern Ireland in delivering its third round of noise mapping in compliance with the European Noise Directive 2002/49/EC. The project will inform future management and plans to reduce noise exposure across Northern Ireland.

Cutting-edge GIS and noise modelling tools will be used to develop national-scale noise maps and population exposure information for airport, road, rail, industry sources, as required by the Directive. Mapping work will be developed in partnership with Acustica, and will provide the basis for the development of future noise action plans and delivery of related consultancy services.

The contract follows on from the previous round of Northern Ireland noise maps successfully undertaken by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2012.

Amec Foster Wheeler is a leading provider of environmental support to clients across the UK public sector, and we are delighted to have been appointed to undertake this new phase of noise mapping in Northern Ireland, having built a strong relationship with DAERA through its previous mapping exercise.

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we are keen to further support DAERA and our other government clients through what may be a complex transitional period regarding future legislation and compliance.
Rob Brown, Managing Director of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Environment and Infrastructure business in Europe
Notes to editors
  1. Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

    Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

    Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

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  2. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has responsibility for food, farming, environmental, fisheries, forestry and sustainability policy and the development of the rural sector in Northern Ireland.

    The Department assists the sustainable development of the agri-food, environmental, fishing and forestry sectors of the Northern Ireland economy, having regard for the needs of the consumers, the protection of human, animal and plant health, the welfare of animals and the conservation and enhancement of the environment.

    Data on previous rounds of Northern Ireland noise maps can be found at

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