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