Quod is a specialist consultancy with one of the strongest track records in major infrastructure projects. Quod has provided advice for the largest DCO examinations undertaken to date, acting on behalf of EDF Energy for nuclear power stations at Hinkley C and Sizewell C; for EDF Energy and for DONG in respect of two separate off-shore wind farms at Navitus Bay and in the Irish Sea as well as the Thames Tideway Tunnel for Thames Water. We are also acting for Heathrow Airports Limited on their third runway proposals. We are experienced in advising on Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) projects. Applications for major transport schemes include the Northern Line Extension Order, which was made in November 2014, Thameslink 2000 and the major capacity upgrade at Bank Station. We also have extensive experience in promoting infrastructure projects through the TCPA process, advising on the expansion of London City Airport and acting as expert witness for a number of energy from waste projects.
Quod has a breadth and depth of experience of a wide range of nationally significant infrastructure projects. John Rhodes is a board member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association and a number of the team at Quod are also active members of NIPA. In addition to his work through NIPA, John has been closely involved with policy formulation, working with MHCLG and PINs to seek further improvements to the DCO process.