ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

STUDY OVERVIEW

Introduction

We conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study according to guidance, standard and regulatory requirements. We provide top-quality services of the highest possible standard which meet internationally recognized level of performance. We shall work out comprehensive study criteria specially designed and tailored to go well with your operations and to suit your peculiar concerns. The study will be carried out using advanced software technology tools and will provide top-performance data analysis with verifiable reference results and dependable baseline findings. We will go in-depth of every element of the studies, collect and publish all relevant data required to make the report acceptable and implementable. As a leading QHSE&S company in Nigeria, we provide up-to-date and accurate information, and a well-tailored guidance on QHSE & issues, and our services help organizations to identify hazards, manage risk, prevent loss, reduce cost, increase productivity and improve reputation. The study has a high promise for your organization and is strongly recommended for your approval. We look forward to a beneficial business relationship between our organizations.

 Payment Terms

·                     You will pay us 50% of the agreed sum excluding Value Added Tax on award of the contract.

·                     Balance of 50% of the agreed sum, excluding Value Added Tax will be paid to us when we have submitted the report.

Materials and Supervision

We will supply all the necessary materials needed to carry out the work. We will also be responsible for labour and supervision.

 Security of our Property

We will make our own arrangement to ensure the security of the system under audit and our property.

Injury or Death of our Workman

We are liable for and shall indemnify you against any liability, loss, claims or proceedings whatsoever arising under any status or common law in respect of personnel injury to or death of any person whatsoever arising from the discharge of the work included in the study. We shall also take adequate precaution for the safety of our workman. You will have no responsibility in these regards whatsoever.

Secrecy and Privacy

All information collected by us during the preparation of report, data etc. will be your property. No information in full or part will be passed on to any other source or organisation without your written consent.

SCOPE OF WORK

The EIA study will lead to the preparation of a comprehensive report, which can be used by the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMENV), to make decisions on the proposed project. Such a decision is crucial to the issuance of project clearance certificate by FMENV.

The scope of the EIA will derived from the FMENV’s guidelines for EIAs (Decree 86, 1992) and following Terms of Reference:

  • Characterisation (qualitative and quantitative) of the baseline environment conditions of the
  • study area, prior to the start of project activities;
  • Identification and assessment of potential impacts of the proposed natural gas supply project;
  • Recommendation of practical and cost-effective mitigation plans to limit or completely eliminate negative impacts;
  • Recommendation of practical and cost-effective post developmental environmental management programme;
  • Preparation of a detailed EIA report, which will form the basis for the issuance of an Environmental Impact Statement and the final clearance certificate by the Federal Ministry of Environment.

The basis of the study is the generation of baseline environmental information on the project area and characterising conditions before a project is in place. The scope of this baseline data generation process will cover the following areas:

  • Vegetation Studies
  • Soil Studies
  • Air Quality Studies
  • Climate and Meteorology Studies
  • Groundwater Studies
  • Impacts and Mitigation

The objectives of the EIA study are as follows:

  • To identify negative and positive impacts that are likely to result from the implementation of the project;
  • To generate mitigation options that can be used to reduce (or completely eliminate) the negative impacts of the project during construction;
  • To generate technical schemes which must be added to the engineering design of the project
  • To generate mitigation options that can be used to reduce or completely eliminate negative impacts associated with the operation of the system after construction;
  • To develop an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that must be in place to ensure continuous environmental soundness throughout the project lifetime;
  • To produce a report which can be used as an effective basis for the issuance of an environmental clearance certificate by FMENV?
FINAL REPORT

The final report will include the following among others:

Executive Summary

Introduction

  • Background and General Preamble
  • Terms of Reference, Scope and Objectives of the EIA Study
  • Legal and Administrative Policy Framework
  • Report Structure

Project Justification

  • Need for the Project
  • Benefit of the project
  • Value of the Project
  • Project Sustainability

Project Description

  • General Overview
  • Description of Facilities
  • Basic Design Data
  • Design Codes, Specifications and standards
  • Safety Considerations
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Project Programme
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy

Environmental Characterization of The Study Area

  • Project Location
  • Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Climate and Meteorology
  • Land Use and Environmental Sensitivity
  • Air Quality
  • Vegetation Studies
  • Soil Studies
  • Water Quality Studies
  • Socio-Economic and Cultural Studies

Associated And Potential Impact Identification

  • Associated and Potential Impacts

Mitigation Measures and Analysis Of Alternatives

  • Mitigation Measures
  • Project Alternatives
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Introduction
  • Environmental Management Plan

Remediation Plans after Decommissioning

  • Site Remediation Plan after Closure/Decommissioning

Conclusion/Recommendations

Annexure as applicable

OUR EXPERIENCE

We have conducted similar studies for the following organisations:

  • United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited (Lafarge Holcim Group), Calabar
  • Pipe Coater Nigeria Limited (Tenaris Group), Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne,
  • Exterran Nigeria Energy Services Limited (Exterran Corporation), Port Harcourt
  • Global Gas and Refining Limited (Global Energy Group), Port Harcourt
  • Ace Footwear Industries Limited, Port Harcourt
  • BOC Gas Plc, Port Harcourt
  • Nigeria Engineering Work Limited, Port Harcourt
  • Conoil Plc, Port Harcourt
  • First Aluminium Plc, Port Harcourt
  • Central Horizon Gas Company, Port Harcourt
  • Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Ikeja, Lagos
AFFILIATES/PARTNERS

Our programs are approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria; we are also affiliated with many other organization and government agencies:

  • National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN)
  • Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON)
  • Department of Petroleum Resources
  • John Ambulance
  • Nigeria Red Cross Society
  • Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
  • Federal Fire Service
  • National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
  • National Oil Spill Detection And Response Agency (NOSDRA)
  • Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  • National Fire Prevention Project
  • Fire Protection Association
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Federal Ministry of Environment
  • Federal Ministry of Transport
  • Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization-OPITO Approval expected