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Saudi Arabia

Agency/SectorAssignmentProject Description
Airport AuthorityEnvironmental ManagementProvision of preliminary advice on the requirements for an internationally-compliant environmental plan for King Abdulaziz International Airport which serves the city of Jeddah. Facilities include high-speed rail service, new and expanded Haij terminal, solar generation, desalination and new city infrastructure.
InvestorsEnvironmental due diligence ~ refineryJubail Export Refinery is to be developed to include an export facility (400,000 barrel per day of Arabian Heavy crude oil from Saudi Arabian fields) with upgrading feedstock to motor fuels and petrochemical feeds (no heavy fuel oil production) and configured as a full-conversion coking facility, producing a limited volume of petrochemical products. The assignment involved review and commenting on of ESIA for marine issues particularly oil spill contingency.
LegalImplementation of EIAProvision of advice concerning the implementation and enforcement of existing environmental legislation of Saudi Arabia, specifically EIA, and the relative roles of the municipal and national statutory authorities in environmental protection.
Chemicals (Paint)Due diligence ~ paintReview of past and present operations (paint manufacture, retail and distribution) on the facility properties and surroundings in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was undertaken to assess environmental compliance of the facility, key environmental liabilities associated with the facility and identifying cost associated with the remediation of any issues found. Tasks: background information review, assessment of available historical, geological, and topographical maps for the area, site visit, interviews with senior staff, a review of available documentation; and, reporting with estimates of compliance/remediation costs.
ConstructionEnvironmental Impact Assessment ~ wastewaterPeer review of a company's EIA for a wastewater treatment plant at a refinery at Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. The facility was designed to improve the environmental performance of the existing treatment plant and to allow for an increase in capacity in effluent from the refinery. Considered impacts of during construction, commissioning, operation and potential catastrophic situations, against a range of legal requirements, internal standards, and best practice.
UK Government, DTIPolicy ~ environmental protectionPreliminary studies in Saudi Arabia: requirements for, and benefits of, introducing environmental legislation/standards. Entailed the identification and briefing on international and regional environmental legislative activities. Various round-table discussions on the State of the Environment and its protection needs were facilitated including the benefits of environmental improvement that could accrue, the necessary process, an understanding of the barriers and the motivators to environmental improvement, and, the timescale for introduction of ISO 14001.
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