07 Feb

Environmental Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Berlin, Germany

Register to Attend the 8thInternational Conference on

Environmental Chemistry and Engineering

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Welcome Message

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join the 8th International Conference on Environmental Chemistry and Engineering from 20th to 22nd September 2018 to be held at Berlin, Germany.

Theme: Accentuating Novel Researches and Frontline Advances of Environmental Chemistry

The scientific committee preparing the program with great care to provide a world-class scientific program to make this event again a memorable one by complementing up to date research sessions with diverse educational symposia and a galaxy of eminent national and international speakers will participate. We have collaborations and partnerships with various organizations.

In addition to practical aspects of routine Environmental Chemistry it is also very important to remain in touch with the latest advances and innovations and exchange ideas by the national and international eminent speakers and researchers.

Berlin is the beautiful, historical and entertainment city of Germany. Moreover, the weather in September will be very pleasant. You will thus have the opportunity to enjoy many other things in around Berlin besides the conference.

Dear prospective delegates, we strongly encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunity to attend the EnvironmentalChemistry-2018 being held in Berlin, Germany. On behalf of the organizing committee we extend a very warm welcome & promise a comfortable stay, great scientific content & pleasant memories to take home.

Come and enjoy the biggest event of our specialty, full of scientific innovations, enriching moments with their peers and also treat this charming and hospitable city!

With warm regards,

Organizing Committee

Sessions/ Tracks

Delegate registration is discounted at $500. Enjoy more discounts by mailing for details learning@richflood.com or visit the conference website to register NOW with the discount opportunity.

 

06 Apr

Bogi Coal Mines EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED COAL EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BY BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED, DEKINA L.G.A., KOGI STATE

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Coal Mine (18597 EL) located at Dekina L.G.A, of Kogi State by Bogi Coal Mines Ltd. (Bogi Mines).

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED (Bogi Mines) proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, Bogi Mines (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International Ltd, being a Nigerian based environmental and laboratory consulting firm, to conduct an EIA of the proposed Coal Mine Operation of Bogi Mines in Kogi State.

Background

BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED (Bogi Mines) is a subsidiary company of SkipperSeil Group.

Skipper is an integrated energy firm with focus on Electrical Innovation, Design, Manufacturing and Engineering. Skipper has been serving the power sector in India and across the globe since 1986 and has its global footprints through its subsidiaries in India, Nigeria (Bogi Coal Mines Limited e.t.c), Ghana and Middle East, where Skipper-make products are manufactured and/or projects of sub-stations, transmission lines and power generation plants are undertaken.

The Vision of Skipper is “To be an International Power and Infrastructure enterprise most admired for its People, Performance and Partnerships”. It is against this backdrop that the Bogi Mines project is conceived in Kogi state.

In addition to contributing to the diversification of the country’s economy, and support the country’s efforts to enhance people’s access to affordable and reliable electricity supply, the purpose of the proposed coal mine at Dekina is to provide coal as a main source of fuel to the proposed Bogi Power Generation Co. Ltd 500MW Ofu Independent Power Plant (Ofu-IPP) in Kogi State.

Project Location

Bogi Mines is to be located at Ibobo Community in Abocho District with adjoining villages such as Ajakeya, Eniji, Eneji, Emewe, Araba, Ajonigbegwu and Ate Nasarawa at Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state

Fig 1: Map of Nigeria Showing the Project Area (Kogi State)

Source: Richflood 2017

Project Influenced Area (Dekina L.G.A Communities)

  1. Ajakeya
  2. Abocho
  3. Adiele
  4. Eniji
  5. Eneji
  6. Emewe
  7. Araba Salifu
  8. Araba Abilo
  9. Biradu
  1. Ajonigbegwu; and
  2. Ate Nasarawa

Fig 2: Satellite Imagery/GPS Points of the Bogi Coal mines, Dekina LGA, Kogi State. Source: Google Map

Project Overview

The overall coal mining process consists of several sequential stages: (1) exploration of a potentially economic coal seam to assess minable reserves, environmental issues, marketable reserves, and permitting risks; (2) analysis and selection of a mining plan; (3) developing the mine; (4) extracting the coal; (5) processing the coal; and (6) decommissioning the mine and releasing the property for post-mining use. The two essential requirements that must be fulfilled before a prospective coal mine can enter the development stage are confirmation that there are sufficient minable reserves of adequate quality with no unacceptable environmental or permitting risks, and confirmation of an assured or contracted market for a substantial fraction of the coal that will be mined.

Fig 4: Showing a coal mine exploration and exploitation scheduled activities

The proposed mining method will be a combination of surface mining and highwall mining. This alternative allows for complete exploitation of the coal reserve in the area employing the surface and the highwall mining for greater stripping ratios with an expected mine life of 30 plus years.

BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In general terms, the Project being proposed will consist of:

  1. Construction and upgrading of access roads and the development of a product loading facility;
  2. Construction of water management systems designed for the management and treatment of water affected by mining activities;
  3. Construction of office, maintenance and coal processing plant facilities with associated stockpile areas, water treatment and sewage facilities;
  4. Development of an explosives storage area and delivery system;
  5. Removal and temporary storage of soil in stockpiles for re-use during progressive decommissioning and reclamation;
  6. Development of mine pit excavations;
  7. Development of waste rock stockpile areas;
  8. Production of dry tailings for co-deposition with waste rock in a purpose-built waste management facility;
  9. Progressive decommissioning and reclamation by backfilling, to the extent possible, of previously mined pit areas as the Project proceeds;
  • Rehabilitation of areas where mining and backfilling has been completed during the life of mine to meet agreed final land use objectives;
  • Final decommissioning and closure consultation with Regulators;

Additional on-site infrastructure includes, but may not be limited to:

  1. Lay-down and parking areas;
  2. Fuel, hazardous substances and waste storage facilities;
  3. Mine dewatering wells, pumps, sumps and piping;
  4. Settling ponds and contact water collection ditches;
  5. Fresh water wells;
  6. Fresh water piping and storage;
  7. Fire hydrants and fire protection system;
  8. Potable water source; and
  9. Sewage collection and disposal system

Other Social Infrastructures may be constructed as deemed fit by the Proponent, which may include the following:

  1. Offices/Administrative block building
  2. Warehouse/storage area
  3. Workshop maintenance
  4. Security/Guard house
  5. Green-belt area
  6. Vehicle parking lot/space and transport-route map

 Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to: Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Baseline studies for the EIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups, Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, Government Administration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.

The main environmental issues are as follows (not limited):

  1. Socio-Economic and Livelihood Impacts:
  • Increased government revenue;
  • Creation of employment opportunities and skills enhancement (A number of local businesses likely to secure contracts. Potential exists for creating income and building a more stable and diverse local economy);
  • Social benefits for the host communities through on-going community development plans.
  • Increased price inflation and economic vulnerability; and
  • Community anger and resentment over unmet expectations.
  1. Impacts Related to Project Induced In-Migration.
  1. Changes to Socio-Cultural Heritage:
  • Disturbance to cultural values, traditional leadership and intangible heritage.
  1. Community Health, Safety and Security:
  • Increased incidence of communicable diseases;
  • Increased transmission of malaria; and
  • Increased incidence of non-communicable diseases.
  1. Impact on Flora and Fauna
  • Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  • Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  • Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  • Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  • Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing and disturbances
  • Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, hunting and trapping.
  • Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use firewood, etc.).

The EIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd

Asokoro Ogaji C.

info@richflood.com

06 Apr

Banji Coal Mines EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED COAL EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BY BANJI COAL MINES LIMITED, OGBADIBO L.G.A., BENUE STATE

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Coal Mine (18597 EL) located at Ogbadibo L.G.A. of Benue State by Banji Coal Mines Ltd. (Banji Mines).

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of BANJI COAL MINES LIMITED (Banji Mines) proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, Banji Mines (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International Ltd, being a Nigerian based environmental and laboratory consulting firm, to conduct an EIA of the proposed Coal Mine Operation of Banji Mines in Benue State.

Background

BANJI COAL MINES LIMITED (Banji Mines) is a subsidiary company of SkipperSeil Group.

Skipper is an integrated energy firm with focus on Electrical Innovation, Design, Manufacturing and Engineering. Skipper has been serving the power sector in India and across the globe since 1986 and has its global footprints through its subsidiaries in India, Nigeria (Banji Coal Mines Limited e.t.c), Ghana and Middle East, where Skipper-make products are manufactured and/or projects of sub-stations, transmission lines and power generation plants are undertaken.

The Vision of Skipper is “To be an International Power and Infrastructure enterprise most admired for its People, Performance and Partnerships”. It is against this backdrop that the Banji Mines project is conceived in Benue state.

In addition to contributing to the diversification of the country’s economy, and support the country’s efforts to enhance people’s access to affordable and reliable electricity supply, the purpose of the proposed coal mine at Ogbadibo is to provide coal as a main source of fuel to the proposed Banji Power Generation Co. Ltd 500MW Mbaku Independent Power Plant (MIPP) in Benue State.

Project Location

Banji Mines is to be located at Ipole Owupka Community, at Owukpa District with Adjoining Villages such as Uleke, Isilor, Atamaka and Eha Communities cutting across the Mining Concession Area in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Kogi state.

Fig 1: Map of Nigeria Showing the Project Area (Benue State)

Source: Richflood 2017

Project Influenced Area (Ogbadibo L.G.A Communities)

  1. Ipole-Owukpa
  2. Orokam
  3. Ifuroka
  4. Amalla
  5. Agushiri
  6. Umitado
  7. Ezilo
  8. Uleke
  9. Isilor
  10. Orukpa Nkwo
  11. Itabona

Fig 2: Map of Benue State Showing the Host L.G.A (Ogbadibo)

Source: Richflood 2017

Fig 3: Satellite Imagery/GPS Points of the Banji Coal mines, Ogbadibo LGA, Benue State. Source: Google Map

Project Overview

The overall coal mining process consists of several sequential stages: (1) exploration of a potentially economic coal seam to assess minable reserves, environmental issues, marketable reserves, and permitting risks; (2) analysis and selection of a mining plan; (3) developing the mine; (4) extracting the coal; (5) processing the coal; and (6) decommissioning the mine and releasing the property for post-mining use. The two essential requirements that must be fulfilled before a prospective coal mine can enter the development stage are confirmation that there are sufficient minable reserves of adequate quality with no unacceptable environmental or permitting risks, and confirmation of an assured or contracted market for a substantial fraction of the coal that will be mined.

Fig 4: Showing a coal mine exploration and exploitation scheduled activities

The proposed mining method will be a combination of surface mining and highwall mining. This alternative allows for complete exploitation of the coal reserve in the area employing the surface and the highwall mining for greater stripping ratios with an expected mine life of 30 plus years.

BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In general terms, the Project being proposed will consist of:

  1. Construction and upgrading of access roads and the development of a product loading facility;
  2. Construction of water management systems designed for the management and treatment of water affected by mining activities;
  3. Construction of office, maintenance and coal processing plant facilities with associated stockpile areas, water treatment and sewage facilities;
  4. Development of an explosives storage area and delivery system;
  5. Removal and temporary storage of soil in stockpiles for re-use during progressive decommissioning and reclamation;
  6. Development of mine pit excavations;
  7. Development of waste rock stockpile areas;
  8. Production of dry tailings for co-deposition with waste rock in a purpose-built waste management facility;
  9. Progressive decommissioning and reclamation by backfilling, to the extent possible, of previously mined pit areas as the Project proceeds;
  • Rehabilitation of areas where mining and backfilling has been completed during the life of mine to meet agreed final land use objectives;
  • Final decommissioning and closure consultation with Regulators;

Additional on-site infrastructure includes, but may not be limited to:

  1. Lay-down and parking areas;
  2. Fuel, hazardous substances and waste storage facilities;
  3. Mine dewatering wells, pumps, sumps and piping;
  4. Settling ponds and contact water collection ditches;
  5. Fresh water wells;
  6. Fresh water piping and storage;
  7. Fire hydrants and fire protection system;
  8. Potable water source; and
  9. Sewage collection and disposal system

Other Social Infrastructures may be constructed as deemed fit by the Proponent, which may include the following:

  1. Offices/Administrative block building
  2. Warehouse/storage area
  3. Workshop maintenance
  4. Security/Guard house
  5. Green-belt area
  6. Vehicle parking lot/space and transport-route map

 Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to: Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Baseline studies for the EIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups, Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, Government Administration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.

The main environmental issues are as follows (not limited):

  1. Socio-Economic and Livelihood Impacts:
  • Increased government revenue;
  • Creation of employment opportunities and skills enhancement (A number of local businesses likely to secure contracts. Potential exists for creating income and building a more stable and diverse local economy);
  • Social benefits for the host communities through on-going community development plans.
  • Increased price inflation and economic vulnerability; and
  • Community anger and resentment over unmet expectations.
  1. Impacts Related to Project Induced In-Migration.
  1. Changes to Socio-Cultural Heritage:
  • Disturbance to cultural values, traditional leadership and intangible heritage.
  1. Community Health, Safety and Security:
  • Increased incidence of communicable diseases;
  • Increased transmission of malaria; and
  • Increased incidence of non-communicable diseases.
  1. Impact on Flora and Fauna
  • Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  • Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  • Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  • Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  • Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing and disturbances
  • Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, hunting and trapping.
  • Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use firewood, etc.).

The EIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd

Asokoro Ogaji C.

info@richflood.com

26 Jan

Ohaji IPP ESIA 300MW Gas Power Plant; 32KM 330KV TRANSMISSION LINE

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR THE PROPOSED 300 MW GAS POWER PLANT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF 32KM 330KV TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT AT OHAJI/EGBEMA L.G.A OF IMO STATE

BY  

WALTERSMITH UGAMMA POWER COMPANY LTD

 

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed 300 MW Gas power plant and the Construction of 32KM 330KV Transmission Line Project at Ohaji/Egbema L.G.A of Imo State (The proposed project) by Waltersmith Ugamma Power Company Ltd (The Proponent)

 In compliance with administrative/statutory guidelines/provisions e.g Electricity Act, 1976, Electricity Amendment Act No. 28 of 1998, Electricity Power Sector Reform Act (2005): The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), World Health Organization (WHO) Health and Safety Components of EIA (1987) and Other National and International Regulations, Conventions and agreements to which Nigeria is a signatory or party, Waltersmith Ugamma Power Company Ltd has commissioned Richflood International to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed project.

What is the ESIA About?

Basically, the ESIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of the proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

The Proponent intends to etablished a 300MW Gas (Thermal) and the construction of a 32km 330KV Transmission Line from Ibigwe Marginal Field to Owerri Transmission Station in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

Waltersmith Ugamma Power Company Ltd, a subsidiary enterprise of WSPOL, WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited (WSPOL) is a Nigeria registered E&P (Exploration & Production) Company and currently operates the OML-16 Ibigwe Marginal Field located in Imo State.

PROJECT LOCATION

The Power Plant is located at Ochia autonomous community of Awara District, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State. The Thermal Power Plant is located 100m from the operating OML-16 Ibigwe Gas Marginal Field, belonging to the project proponent, from whence the Project is proposed to source her fuel/energy-ingredient.

The ROW (Right-Of-Way) of the Transmission Line will cut across/transverse four (4) villages before terminating at the Owerri Municipal Station. The villages are:

  1. Umuakani,
  2. Obinze,
  3. Ihiagwa and
  4. Umuoma.

Figure 1: Plant Site Layout

Project Overview

  • Survey of the proposed project site
  • Clearing of the proposed project-site
  • Clearing of vegetation from essential parts of the 32km Right of Way (ROW) for the 330kV Transmission Line construction
  • Development of access road to the project site
  • Establishment of construction camp
  • Mobilization
  • Procurement and supply of all operational materials and machineries
  • Installation of the Power Plant

 

Establishement of the Gas Powered Electricity Plant

  • The power plant will utilize natural gas as its primary fuel, delivered to the site via a pipeline from the Ibigwe Marginal Field.
  • The natural gas will be piped directly to the system without intermittent storage.
  • The proposed Power Plant will be a combined Cycle Power Plant ( Gas Turbine (GT) and Steam Turbine (ST).
  • The total installed capacity of 300 MW that is planned to be implemented in phases. The initial capacity will be 40MW gas/steam open cycle unit.

 Gas Powered Plant – How it Works

  • This is how a combined-cycle plant works to produce electricity and captures waste heat from the gas turbine to increase efficiency and electrical output.
  • Gas turbine burns fuel.
  • The gas turbine compresses air and mixes it with fuel that is heated to a very high temperature. The hot air-fuel mixture moves through the gas turbine blades, making them spin.
  • The fast-spinning turbine drives a generator that converts a portion of the spinning energy into electricity.
  • Heat recovery system captures exhaust.
  • A Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) captures exhaust heat from the gas turbine that would otherwise escape through the exhaust stack.
  • The HRSG creates steam from the gas turbine exhaust heat and delivers it to the steam turbine.
  • Steam turbine delivers additional electricity.
    • The steam turbine sends its energy to the generator drive shaft, where it is converted into additional electricity.

 

Figure 2: Schematic of GT & ST Combined Cycle

Construction of 32km 330kV Transmission line

8.0Km of Transmission line will run on a new right of way (RoW) while the 24Km will run parallel to the existing Ahoada-Owerri 132kV transmisssion line.

  • Step 1: Survey of ROW and Land clearing
  • Step 2: Temporary access: Temporary access roads are used to build the line.
  • Step 3: Stockpiling: The various tower parts are manufactured and delivered by type.
  • Step 4: Delivery of steel: The steel parts needed for the placement of the foundations
  • Step 5: Establishing the foundations
  • Step 6: Tower assembly and erection:
  • Step 7: Conductor stringing:

Plate 1: Showing the foundation 

Figure 3 The red line is the proposed route and the green line is the existing transmissions lines of Ahoada-Owerri 132kV (OHTL-Over Head Transmission Line

OTHER FACILITIES

  • Workshop/Store: There will be a workshop area where maintenance tools and equipment will be kept.
  • Administration Block: An administrative block will be located within the plant.
  • Fuel Storage Area: This area will consist of a diesel storage tank with a capacity of about 33,000ltrs placed on an elevated concrete wall.
  • Power Unit: The main source of power during the construction phase will from the Flow station.
  • Water Requirement: The water requirements for the project will be source from two boreholes drilled on site.
  • Construction of 100m 6” gas pipeline from Ibigwe Marginal Field to proposed gas plant
  • Construction of Natural gas treatment plant
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Natural Gas Treatment Plant
  • Metering Station Facilities:
  • Pressure reduction and metering system
  • Filter separators/gas scrubbers
  • Heaters/boiler system
  • Pressure regulating valves
  • Metering stream
  • Civil works for the station control room and pigging station
  • Testing and commissioning activities.

 

Figure 4: Natural Gas Treatment Plant

THE NEED FOR THE PROJECT

  1. Ensure   uninterrupted   power   supply, which   will   boost   commercial   and industrial activities in the country
  2. Promotion of Nigeria Industrilization
  3. Contribute to national power generation when excess power from the project is added to the national grid.
  4. Reduce Climate Change Dynamics with reduction of Gas Flaring
  5. Create employment opportunities for the people of the area.

BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT

  • Increase income base of the Local, State and Federal Government.
  • Creation of direct employment.
  • Capacity building for the employees.
  • Provision of economic and social linkage due to influx of people to the community.
  • Boost infrastructural/urban development of project location
  • Provision of socio amenities in respect to Cooperate Social Responsibility
  • Supply and distribution of Power for local industrial activities
  • Promote business development of the proponent.

Objectives of the ESIA

The objectives of the ESIA for the project site are to:

  • Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;
  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

 POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

The proposed project will result in various positive and negative interactions between planned activities and the environment. The scope of the ESIA includes gathering extensive baseline environmental data, identifying key stakeholders and stakeholder issues, assessing the potential impacts of the proposed project; proffering practical and cost-effective measures to mitigate identified negative impacts and enhance positive impacts, and development of workable Environmental Management Plan.

 Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Environmental issues:

All construction and operation activities that are likely to cause environmental and social impacts will be identified, and evaluated to assess their magnitude, duration, and potential receptors. The activities, which have the potential to cause impacts on surrounding environment and receptors during the Construction of the power plant, are identified as:

  • Site preparation;
  • Transportation of construction material, machinery, heavy machinery/ equipment for the power plant by road
  • Excavation of equipment foundations and installation of power plant components;
  • Laydown areas for temporary use during construction phase;
  • Storage and handling of hazardous materials, waste and wastewater; and
  • Accommodation and transportation for the construction workforce

 During the construction phase, contamination of soil, sediment and ground water may result from potential leaks and spills of oil, lubricants, or fuel from heavy equipment, dust and exhaust emissions, clearance of vegetation, improper handling of sanitary effluent, or chemical/fuel storage and sanitary and construction wastes.

Some of the social impacts due to the operations of the Project are: Employment Generation and In-Migration of Skilled workforce, Demand for lodging, housing and civic services, Increments in cost of living, Opportunity for local transporters and Risks of industrial accidents and fatalities to workers. The impacts as employment generation, demand lodging, housing and opportunity for local transporters would be positive where as other would be creating negligible impacts.

Baseline studies for the ESIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups, Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, Government Administration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.

The ESIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

 Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the ESIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the ESIA process, and is invited to further participate in the ESIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

 

Contact Information

Richflood International/Asokoro-Ogaji/info@richflood.com

24 Jan

ESIA 100MW Solar Power Plant, Bungudu, Zamfara State

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR THE PROPOSED 100MW SOLAR POWER PLANT PROJECT AT BUNGUDU L.G.A., ZAMFARA STATE

BY

YUTAI LI LIMITED 

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed 100MW Solar Power Plant Project at Bungudu L.G.A., Zamfara State (The Project);

What is the ESIA About?

Basically, the ESIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of the proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance to administrative/statutory guidelines/provisions of regulatory bodies, and as part of the licensing requirement to generate power in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv), the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), and in accordance to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act CAP E12 LFN 2004 (formerly EIA Act 1992), the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005, Nigerian Electricity Supply and Installation Standards Regulations, 2015, relevant/related National and International Regulations, as well as Good Utility Practice in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, Yutai Li Nig. Limited (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed 100MW Solar Power Plant (Constructing a Photovoltaic Technology) Project at Tazame village in Kwatarkwashi Community, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

 

Figure 1: Satellite imagery showing site location

Background

Yutai Li Nigeria Limited is a Power Transmission and Distribution Company, providing special services in Solar Products, Low Voltage Electrics, Electrics for Construction Application, Meters and Instrument, General Contractors, etc.

Project Location

  • The project site is located at Tazame Village in Kwatarkwashi (host) Community, in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
  • The footprint of the proposed plant location is approximately 300 hectares in total.
  • The proposed solar power plant area is about 2km away from the host community.
  • Tazame village located 2km away is also known to be close to the proposed site.
  • The project site is 3km away from the 132kv Transmission-line’ Gusau substation.
  • The proposed site is about 10km away from TCN’ Gusau-Substation (132/33 kV).
  • The proposed power plant is located KM5 along Gusau-Zaria road a Federal high way leading to Sokoto State and the Niger republic.
  • The proposed location of project site is not a ‘Greenfield’ land, as has been previously used/owned by the Zamfara State Ministry of Agriculture, used for agricultural/farming purposes.

 

    Figure 2: Satellite Imagery of Proposed Project’ Route

Project Overview

The following features characterize the Project:

The following activities are associated with the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Proposed 100MW Solar Power Plant Project:

  • Surveying of the site and Site clearing;
  • Bulldozing, grading and compaction of Soil;
  • Installation of PV Technology
  • Operation of equipment and plant;
  • Routine Maintenance of equipment and plant;
  • 132kV Transmission line route and topographic survey.
  • 132kV Transmission line project ESIA registration, studies and approval
  • 132kV double circuit transmission lines Right-of Way (RoW) acquisition.
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) of double circuit transmission lines
  • EPC of 2 x 60 MVA, 132/33 kV transformer substation and 2 x 132kV line bays
  • Project supervision/consultancy
  • Project commissioning
  • Security of facilities
  • Decommissioning and demolition;
  • Removal and disposal of hazardous materials;
  • Disassembling plant; removal of cabling, storage facilities and other components

Figure 4: Operational-diagram of the Workings of a Solar Station

 Figure 5: A general view of a Solar PV Power Plant

Plate 1 &2 : View of the Gusau 132/33/11kV TCN’s Substation and Switchyard (down)

Components of the PV-Plant’ Project

The project is to utilize solar energy to generate power with a capacity of 100MW to be connected to the national grid in Nigeria. The proposed (photovoltaic plant) project consists of the following main components:

  • Site Preparation: Site preparation involves the Site Survey and Clearing. During Site Survey, the boundaries of the location shall be surveyed and the outlines indicated by means of coloured survey pillars.
  • Civil Works: Civil Works entails the set up of basic infrastructure done before the installation of the solar panels. Plenty of Civil Work is required for ground based solar panel installations which includes the levelling of the site, building access roads, trenches for cabling. Foundation works anchoring the solar panels.
  • Mechanical Works: Once the civil works are completed, mechanical works shall commence at site. Mechanical installations are required for mounting the solar panels and according to the required tilt angles. The structures required for installing solar panels can be of galvanized steel, hot galvanized steel or anodized aluminum. Ground anchors shall be used for mounting structures on flat terrain. The average length of the anchor is 1 to 1.6 meters. Concrete foundations shall be constructed in order to provide a strong base to the installations.
  • Staff Strength: The project will need personnels/workers for security check and technical operations, professional persons for maintenance and plant engineers to administrate the daily operation/services, thus Staff Strength at the project facility will be an estimate of 200 workers.
  • Access Roads: The proposed project site is accessible through the only/main road of Zaria – Gusau Highway; with a distance of 150m to the main road. Gusau – Zaria highway serves as a major access road to the study area. This express road links to the neighbouring states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, and Kaduna.
  • Ancillary Facilities: The layout of the proposed project site will accommodate the following facilities: Eight Camps, One Store Room, Clinic Facility, and a Borehole.
  • Connection to the grid: Routing energy generated from solar field (100MW) to the national electricity grid; through connection of an associate transmission line of 3km distance.

 

Figure 4: Connection-route of the proposed project

Objectives of the ESIA

The objectives of the ESIA for the project site are to:

  • Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;
  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

 Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

 

The main environmental issues are as follows:

 All construction and operation activities that are likely to cause environmental and social impacts will be identified, and evaluated to assess their magnitude, duration, and potential receptors.

The activities, which have the potential to cause impacts on surrounding environment and receptors during the Construction of the power plant, are identified as:

  • Site preparation;
  • Transportation of construction material, machinery, heavy machinery/ equipment for the power plant by road
  • Excavation of equipment foundations and installation of power plant components;
  • Laydown areas for temporary use during construction phase;
  • Storage and handling of hazardous materials, waste and wastewater; and
  • Accommodation and transportation for the construction workforce

 During the construction phase, contamination of soil, sediment and ground water may result from potential leaks and spills of oil, lubricants, or fuel from heavy equipment, dust and exhaust emissions, clearance of vegetation, improper handling of sanitary effluent, or chemical/fuel storage and sanitary and construction wastes.

Some of the social impacts due to the operations of the Project are: Employment Generation and In-Migration of Skilled workforce, Demand for lodging, housing and civic services, Increments in cost of living, Opportunity for local transporters and Risks of industrial accidents and fatalities to workers. The impacts as employment generation, demand lodging, housing and opportunity for local transporters would be positive where as other would be creating negligible impacts.

 Baseline studies for the ESIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups, Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, Government Administration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.

The ESIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

 Call for Participation

 The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the ESIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the ESIA process, and is invited to further participate in the ESIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd/Asokoro-Ogaji/info@richflood.com

 

17 Jan

BOSSO MINES EIA, Nigeria

Fluid Confines Co. Ltd have just contracted Richflood to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its proposed Gold Mine in Bosso L.G.A of Niger State.

The Background Project Information (BID) is currently being developed.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Act 86 of 1992.

 Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International / Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji /info@richflood.com

 

17 Jan

OLOGBO IPP ESIA

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR THE PROPOSED 386.9MW OLOGBO INDEPENDENT POWER PLANT PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BY OBAX BENIN POWER & PETROCHEMICAL CO. LTD., EDO STATE

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed 386.9MW Ologbo Independent Power Plant Project of Obax Benin Power & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (OBAX), Edo State.

What is the ESIA About?

Basically, the ESIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of OBAX proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, OBAX (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an ESIA of the proposed 386.9MW Ologbo Independent Power Plant Project of OBAX.

Background

OBAX Worldwide Limited is an Indigenous Local Content Company with headquarters in Houston Texas and Africa headquarters in Nigeria. OBAX supports oil, gas and energy production with specialized in-country onshore and offshore services for Exploration, Development, Production and Processing. OBAX is leveraging its experience in the oil and gas sectors to diversify into Power Generation, thus contributing to Nigeria’s social and economic development, as required by increase in Power supply.

The Independent Power Plant at Ologbo (Ologbo IPP), Edo State is a gas fired power generation facility. It is envisaged that the entire capacity of Ologbo IPP is to be evacuated to the National Grid and/or Additional Off-takers.

Project Location

The proposed Ologbo IPP Project is to be situate at Ologbo (host) Community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

Fig 1: Ologbo IPP Location

Source: Google Map
The following features characterize Ologbo IPP) site:

1. Site location:

• Distance to site from major Road is approximately two (2) km. Easy access to the existing highway from Benin to Warri highway (at Ologbo Bridge).

• General site situation:
The topography is relatively flat, and will encourage future expansion with adequate space for power plant construction.

The northeast boundary of the site is washed by Osiomo River.

2. Proximity to electricity transmission lines for power evacuation:

• The site is located approximately 2 km from the following power lines:

330kV DC OHTL Benin – Sapele.
330kV DC OHTL Benin – Sapele – Delta* 132kV DC OHTL Benin – Delta

Fig 2: Location of OBAX Ologbo-IPP to a Natural Gas Source (ELP Gas- Infrastructure)

Fig 3: Schematics Showing Project Location to Gas Infrastructure [Escravos – Lagos Pipeline (ELP)] Source: SeWa 2016

Project Overview

The proposed Ologbo IPP Project is aimed at the delivery of a combined cycle power generation plant that will be developed and implemented in phases as follows:

• Phase 1: an Open Cycle Power Plant with two (2) gas turbine-generator (GTG) units, 2 x 126.1MW (ISO) with total installed capacity of 252.2 MW (ISO).

• Phase 2: Open Cycle Power Plant is upgraded into a Combined Cycle Power Plant with two (2) gas turbine-generator (GTG) units of Phase 1 and two (2) Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that supply steam to one (1) steam turbine-generator (1 x 137.4MW) with total installed capacity of 389.6MW (ISO).

• Phase 3: a Combined Cycle Power Plant with total installed capacity of 2,500 MW (ISO), with seven (7) blocks, each block with the arrangement of Phase 2.
The present ESIA Study/Report is focused on the first two phases.

It is also envisaged to design, deliver, construct, install and commission a branch 33kV OHTL from Ologbo IPP to nearby 330kV OHTL from Sapele to Benin City Substation, which will secure the power evacuation to the National Grid network.

Objectives of the ESIA

The objectives of the ESIA for the project site are to: Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  •  Establish baseline information for the project site.
  •  Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  •  Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for thelifetime of the project.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • V egetation including economic trees and crops.The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:
  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

The main environmental issues are as follows:

All construction and operation activities that are likely to cause environmental and social impacts will be identified, and evaluated to assess their magnitude, duration, and potential receptors.

The activities, which have the potential to cause impacts on surrounding environment and receptors during the Construction of the power plant, are identified as:

  • Site preparation;
  • Transportation of construction material, machinery, heavymachinery/ equipment for the power plant by road
  • Excavation of equipment foundations and installation of power plant components;
  • Laydown areas for temporary use during construction phase;
  • Storage and handling of hazardous materials, waste and wastewater; and
  • Accommodation and transportation for the construction workforce and OBAX personnel.

During the construction phase, contamination of soil, sediment and ground water may result from potential leaks and spills of oil, lubricants, or fuel from heavy equipment, dust and exhaust emissions, clearance of vegetation, improper handling of sanitary effluent, or chemical/fuel storage and sanitary and construction wastes. Also soil compaction and erosion may take place during civil works at project site and laying of pipelines.

The Project will have a variety of operational activities that generate significant noise levels, including operation of turbines, pumps, cooling fans, water pumps, etc., and most of these will operate 24 hours. Other possible impacts are Community health and safety issues, hazardous material handling/storage, traffic movement, and Green House Gas Emissions e.t.c

Some of the social impacts due to the operations of the Project are: Employment Generation and In-Migration of Skilled workforce, Demand for lodging, housing and civic services, Increments in cost of living, Opportunity for local transporters and Risks of industrial accidents and fatalities to workers. The impacts as employment generation, demand lodging, housing and opportunity for local transporters would be positive where as other would be creating negligible impacts.

Baseline studies for the ESIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups,Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, GovernmentAdministration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.The ESIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

1. Share information about the Project;
2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;

4. Gather responses on the ESIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;

6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the ESIA process, and is invited to further participate in the ESIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd

Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji

info@richflood.com

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12 Jan

Sino MinMetals Proposed Manganese-Mining Bagudu (EIA)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED MANGANESE-MINING PROJECT (20817SSML) AT DARANNA, BAGUDO LGA OF KEBBI STATE; BY SINO MINMETALS COMPANY LIMITED (SMCL)

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Manganese-Mining Project (20817SSML) at Daranna, Bagudo LGA of Kebbi State; by Sino Minmetals Company Limited (SMCL)

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the bio physical, social and other relevant effects of SMCL proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance with the EIA Act 86 of 1992, the project-proponent has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed Manganese Mining Operations at Daranna in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State, North-west, Nigeria.

Background

SMCL is a Chinese metals and mineral trading company currently undertaking mineral exploration and development in Nigeria. The company is known for its small scale mining operations of Gold and Manganese, by means of exploring, mining and processing the massive deposit of the mineral ore in the mineralized zone.

SMCL currently holds one small-scale mining lease for (20817SSML) The Mining Site having 15 Cadastral Units is equivalent to an area of 3.0km2.

Figure 1: Satellite Imagery of Coordinate Points of the SINO MinMetals Co. Ltd. Mine-Site Location, Bagudo

Project Location

Kebbi is a state in North-Western Nigeria with its capital at Birnin Kebbi. The state was created out of a part of Sokoto State in 1991. Kebbi State is bordered by Sokoto State, Niger State, Zamfara State, Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger and the nation of Benin. It has a total area of 36,800 km2.

Project Influencd Areas (Communities; Bagudu L.G.A)

  1. Daranna Community
  2. Bakinruwa Community
  3. Buya Community.

Fig 2: Showing the location of Birnin Kebbi, Capital of Kebbi State

 

Figure 3: Map of Nigeria showing Kebbi State (the project area)

Plate 1: Showing the mineralised area (proposed manganese mine site)

Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to:

  • Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;
  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop a cost effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

Fig 4: Adopted EIA approach and stages

Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  •  Establish baseline information for the project site.
  •  Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  •  Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identifiedpotential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  •  Develop a cost effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for thelifetime of the project.

Project Overview

The Site Facilities Area would include moveable erections and demountable houses for site amenities such as:

  1. Office/administrative building
  2. Clinic/first Aid building
  3. Residential buildings (non-processing area); this area is presently not proposed
  4. Industrial area (processing area)
  5. Stockpiling/loading area
  6. Equipment maintenance workshop
  7. Bath house/Toilet (convenience)
  8. Water supply section (Borehole-source)
  9. Mini tank farm (Area designated for the storage of petroleum product suchas diesel, fuel, oils and other lubricant)
  10. Mine Pit area
  11. Power house (housing generating-sets supporting main power)

Other Social Infrastructures may be constructed as deemed fit by the Company during project initiation.

Project-Site Facilities will include:

  1. Offices/Administrative block building
  2. Warehouse/storage area
  3. Sales/marketing/distribution section
  4. Workshop maintenance
  5. Security/Guard house
  6. Green-belt area
  7. Vehicle parking lot/space and transport-route map

The basic mining operations at the mine site will follow a systematic exploitation of the deposit, which involves the following chain (process flow) of activities:

  • Stage 1: Overburden removal
  • Stage 2: Excavation/Mining of deposits
  • Stage 3: Disintegration of rock deposits (crushing/screening)
  • Stage 4: Processing (burning with coal to remove impurities)
  • Stage 5: Haulage of materials to Stockpiling area
  • Stage 6: Loading of materials
  • Stage 7: Sales to end users (mainly exportations to China)

 

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • V egetation including economic trees and crops.

 

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

For the proposed project, the summary preliminary environmental issues and social benefits envisaged is listed below:

1. Socio-Economic and Livelihood Impacts:

  • Increased government revenue;
  • Creation of employment opportunities and skills enhancement (A numberof local businesses likely to secure contracts. Potential exists for creatingincome and building a more stable and diverse local economy);
  • Social benefits for the host communities through on-going communitydevelopment plans.
  • Increased price inflation and economic vulnerability; and
  • Community anger and resentment over unmet expectations.

2. Impacts Related to Project Induced In-Migration.

3. Changes to Socio-Cultural Heritage:

• Disturbance to cultural values, traditional leadership and intangible heritage.

4. Community Health, Safety and Security:

  • Increased incidence of communicable diseases;
  • Increased transmission of malaria; and
  • Increased incidence of non-communicable diseases.

5. Impact on Flora and Fauna

  • Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  • Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  • Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  • Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  • Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing anddisturbances
  • Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, huntingand trapping.
  • Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use,firewood, etc.).

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

1. Share information about the Project;
2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project; 4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures; 6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd/ Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji/ info@richflood.com

12 Jan

Achabo Cassava Processing EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF CASSAVA PROCESSING PLANT AT ACHABO COMMUNITY IN KOTON KARFE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE

PROPOSED BY

CREST AGRO PRODUCTS (CAP) LIMITED.

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed development of a Cassava Processing Plant at Achabo Community in Koton Karfe Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Kogi State, Nigeria

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the bio physical, social and other relevant effects of Crest Agro Products (CAP) Limited proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, the project-proponent has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed Project at Achabo Community In Koton Karfe L.G.A. of Kogi State.

Background

Crest Agro Products (CAP) Limited is a subsidiary of CardinalStone, and an indigenous Agri-business firm incorporated (registered with CAC) under the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990, as a private-company limited by shares. The Company, having acquired a vast area of land (13,000 hectares) for Cassava Farming (at Apata Oworo in Lokoja), have thus proposed to set up a cassava Processing plant (factory) at Achabo community in Koto-Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State measuring 71 hectares of land.

Project Location

The Cassava-Processing Project-Site of CAP Ltd. is located at Achabo community, along Lokoja-Abuja express (opposite Ismah filling station), in Koton Karfe, Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria.
The proposed project site, located on coordinates N 908128.082m and E 259106.063m, is situated on a land area of 71 hectares, acquired from the host community, Achabo.

Objectives of the EIA

  1. The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to:
    Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;
  2. Establish baseline information for the project site.
  3. Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area; Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  4. Develop a cost effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

Project Overview

CAP Ltd. proposes to process primarily the Cassava-produce of her sister- company (CAP Farms Limted). The company proposes to primarily source their major raw materials locally from cassava roots being planted by the affiliated-company at a different location (a cultivated 13,000ha landmass at Apata-Oworo), as acquired from the State Government augmented by the output from farming groups under the out-growers program. The company have proposed to serve as off-takers for cassava farmers and negotiated with cassava farmer groups, the Fadama, Cassava Growers Association and various government agencies in Kogi State.

CAP Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 11 cluster Fadama Cassava Growers Association as part of its out growers scheme in the state.

The cassava produce is to be transported to the cassava-processing site (71ha at Achabo, Koton Karfe), where the processing plant is to be located within the proposed facility.

The plant is proposed to process 100,000 tons of harvested cassava-roots into starch per annum. The harvested cassava-roots will be processed by the proponent into food grade cassava starch.

The proposed facility layout will comprise of fuel storage areas (with 3 storage tanks of about 30,000 liters each), a workshop (for the repairs of processing machineries), a warehouse (for product storage), an Utilities building housing Generators and boiler and a cassava starch processing plant among other proposed units/sections. The factory will be equipped with modern equipment known to have the highest production efficiency. Also, all basic industrial requirements such as water, power, transportation facilities, raw materials, administrative blocks, residential quarters, clinic, and car park amongst many others will be provided adequately.

The project requires 1000m3/day of water, which will be sourced from an industrial borehole within the facility. Power supply to be used for operations at the project location will be primarily from diesel generators (>2MW in total) with gas generators and PHCN as secondary and tertiary options respectively. The species of the Cassava to be processed is the TME-419 and TMS-3052. TME-419 cassava accounts for over 95% of the total cultivated specie to be processed.

Fig 1: A Sketch Flow diagram of the cassava-starch manufacturing process

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.
The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:
  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).Potential Benefits
  • Creation of jobs and job opportunities.
  • Improvement on the economic status of the stakeholder communitydue to increased demand for local goods and services.
  • Provision of modern amenities/infrastructures.

Potential Issues

A cassava-processing factory can affect the environment by its construction and its operations. These effects or impacts can either be temporary or permanent. Below are the potential issues or impacts, which could result from Project.

  • Increased demand on existing local infrastructures (housing etc.) due to influx of workers and job seekers.
  • Removal of vegetation and de-stumping
  • Soil erosion from temporary access road development
  • Release of SOX, NOX, COX, etc from exhausts which could lead toatmospheric pollution / GHG emission.
  • Increase noise levels in the area due to movement of heavy dutyequipment.
  • Increased demand on social infrastructure.
  • Contamination from chemical /oil spills, use of fertilizer andpesticides.
  • Increase Road Traffic Accident (RTA).
  • Movement of workers into host communities and resultant increase inpopulation.
  • Conflicts between host communities especially youths arising fromrecruitment of local labour.
  • Effluent management challenges.
  • Due to the location of the plant it is possible that physical and economical resettlement may be required.

Call for Participation

 Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of theenvironmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about theProject;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd/ Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji/ info@richflood.com 

12 Jan

CAP Cassava Farms, Oworo. EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL CASSAVA FARMING AT APATA COMMUNITY IN OWORO DISTRICT, LOKOJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA (L.G.A.) OF KOGI STATE;

PROPOSED BY

CREST AGRO PRODUCTS (CAP) FARMS LIMITED

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Commercial Cassava Farming at Apata Community in Oworo District, Lokoja Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Kogi State, Nigeria

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the bio physical, social and other relevant effects of Crest Agro Products (CAP) Farms Limited proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance with the EIA Act 86 of 1992, the project-proponent has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed Project at Apata Community in Oworo District, Lokoja Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Kogi State

Background

Crest Agro-Products Farm Ltd (CAP), a subsidiary of CardinalStone, is planning to establish a 13,000 ha cassava farm to produce cassava roots (raw materials) to feed a starch processing factory with an installed processing capacity of 21,000 t/annum of industrial cassava starch, which the company is planning to build in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is also planning to augment output from its captive farm with an out-growers’ scheme involving local farmers in communities that are contiguous to its proposed starch processing factory.

Project Location

The Agricultural Land of Crest Agro Products Farms Limited as acquired from the Kogi State Government for the Cultivation of Cassava (farming activities) is located at Apata Community in Oworo District of Lokoja Local Government Area, State Capital of Kogi, North-Central Nigeria.

The nearest host-community to the Project site is Apata-Oworo Community, a rural settlement distanced with about 4.5km situated along KM 51, Lokoja-Kabba road, Apata, Kogi State, with site point-coordinates as: N 870807.000m and E 225349.000m.

The land use pattern of the area is farming, as indigenes’ major occupation is agriculture and predominate crops grown as cassava, maize, rice and other cover crops.

The surrounding villages are Uro, Aku, Irepeni, and Irewagere Villages.

Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to:
Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  •  Establish baseline information for the project site.
  •  Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  •  Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identifiedpotential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  •  Develop a cost effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

Project Overview

This will involve soil cultivation, planting and harvesting of cassava produce.

i. Land/vegetation clearing: Removal of trees and shrubs and stumps.

ii. Manual removal of stumps and logs: In preparation for tillage operation by the bulldozers.

iii. First plough: To pulverize the soil

iv. Second plough: breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.

v. Harrowing: is to break up the lumps of soil and to provide a more suitable soil structure for seed bed.

vi. Ridging: this is hipping of the top soil to form a good seed bed for cassava seed.

vii.Roads: Establishment of unpaved internal roads.

viii. Irrigation: Installation of water reticulation and irrigation infrastructure

ix. Planting: Using cassava planters. The planting population is an average of 13,000 strands per hectare.
x. Application of herbicide: For weed seed prevention.
xi. Weeding: Weeding is also used in combination with the herbicides for weed controls.
xii.Fertilizer application: To boost the produce yield. xiii. Harvesting: With the use of Cassava harvesters.

In order to determine the suitability of the proposed project area, CAP engaged International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to carry out a land suitability analysis for cassava production in the project area.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Potential Benefits

  • Creation of jobs and job opportunities.
  • Improvement on the economic status of the stakeholder community due toincreased demand for local goods and services.
  • Source of livelihood for out-growers scheme beneficiaries

Potential Issues

A cassava farm can affect the environment by its activities. These effects or impacts can either be temporary or permanent. Below are the potential issues or impacts, which could result from Project.

  1. Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  2. Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  3. Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  4. Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  5. Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing anddisturbance
  6. Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, huntingand trapping.
  7. Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use,firewood, etc.).
  8. Increased exotic plant invasion due to disturbance of soils and vegetation.
  9.  Air Quality & Dust impacts
  10. Pollution of surface and groundwater by herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer.
  11. Noise: Operating the farm machineries could increase noise levels in the area and may be a concern particularly to nearby communities.
  12. Pollution of surface and groundwater by herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer.

Call for Participation

 Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of theenvironmental and social context and understand locally-importantissues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd/ Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji info@richflood.com