MARENCO Environmental Consultants

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MARENCO is a leading local independent environmental consultancy offering a broad spectrum of services from due–diligence and EMS installation to issue–specific environmental surveys.

Originating within the prestigious Queen’s University Belfast Marine Laboratory, MARENCO is a leading independent environmental consultancy firm. 

From due–diligence and EMS installation to issue–specific environmental surveys MARENCO offers comprehensive, large–scale science–based consulting services yet with small–company pricing, because of the unique way we work. MARENCO is proud to have completed its third decade in business and looks forward to the next 10 years.

From our Northern Ireland base, and serving customers across the whole of Ireland and UK, MARENCO runs a highly efficient virtual team. Co–ordinated by our own highly experienced consultants, we have access to an extensive pool of specialist scientific consultants who come together on a project by project basis to form a highly skilled multi–disciplinary taskforce. We have close associations with specialists in landscape architecture, ecology, noise and air quality, archaeology, contaminated land and water, analytical services, and with Queen’s University Belfast. By working in this way, we can mobilise projects quickly, reliably and cost–effectively.

The scope of our work is very broad, and includes

  • Environmental Due–Diligence Assessment and Environmental Audits
  • Environmental Management System Installation
  • Environmental Statements
  • Renewable Energy Project Licensing
  • Planning and Compliance Projects
  • Nature Conservation and Environmental Surveys
  • Expert Witness

Our services are backed by comprehensive quality assurance checks and our consultants accredited by professional bodies (IEMA and CIWM).

Our people

Environmental Consultants James Francis and Paul McArdle are founders of MARENCO, and it is their combined experience (over 60 years) and vision which make the business the success it is today. Both specialise in a wide range of environmental audit and environmental management techniques and are IEMA registered Principal Environmental Auditors and Chartered Environmentalists.

James Francis CEnv, MIEMA
James is recognised as a leading environmental management expert in the aggregates sector, specialising also in due–diligence assessment; environmental statement preparation; waste licensing; planning applications; water quality and monitoring surveys and assessments.

Paul McArdle CEnv, MIEMA
Paul does extensive work in due–diligence assessment for acquisitions and mergers, and in addition has wide experience in environmental statement preparation; renewable energy licensing; environmental permits; expert witness representation; water chemistry; conservation management; and waste audits.

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