McLane Middleton Recognized with EBC’s Outstanding Collaboration Award

McLane Middleton congratulates attorneys Barry Needleman, Adam M. Dumville, Viggo C. Fish, and Rebecca S. Walkley for their work on the Little Bay Submarine Crossing project, which was recognized by Environmental Business Council New England (EBC) as one of this year’s winners of the Nicholas Humber Award for Outstanding Collaboration.

The firm was recognized at EBC’s Annual EBEE Awards on September 17, 2020.

The EBC Nicholas Humber Award for Outstanding Collaboration is awarded to the Little Bay Submarine Cable Crossing, a technically challenging project involving the installation of one mile of buried submarine cable utilizing jet plow technology across Little Bay, an environmentally significant estuary located in Durham and Newington, NH. The cable crossing is part of Eversource Energy’s Seacoast Reliability Project, a new, 13-mile 115-kV transmission line that will help to ensure the continued delivery of reliable power to communities and businesses throughout the region and support economic growth in the future. The permitting process included rigorous environmental surveys and studies developed in coordination with State and Federal agencies. During and following construction, numerous monitoring plans, including a comprehensive water quality monitoring plan, required intensive coordination and collaboration by the utility, environmental consultants, regulators, engineers, laboratories, and the cable installer to ensure negligible water quality or ecological impacts.

Additional award recipients include:

  • Eversource Energy
  • Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • LS Cable Systems America, Inc.
  • Kokosing Industrial, Inc.
  • RPS
  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Swanson Environmental Associates LLC
  • Jacobs
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District