Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

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Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

Received 18 August 2020
From Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Representation

Part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) wide remit includes responsibilities for the safety of navigation and search and rescue in the UK. We would like to be consulted on the establishment of any infrastructure or works in or over the marine environment, and any Harbour Orders providing statutory powers for the ongoing safe operation of the facility. We would also like to consider whether the works may have any impact on MCA infrastructure in the area, which on initial inspection is unlikely. Should any works be required in or over the marine environment, a Marine Licence may be required under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, at which time the MCA will be invited to comment on the licence application from the safety of navigation safety perspective. In addition, the MCA would point the developers in the direction of the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) and its Guide to Good Practice; they would need to liaise and consult with any relevant Statutory Harbour Authority to develop a robust Safety Management System (SMS) for the project under this code.