RGM’s parent companies undertake ESHIA work gloabally. Key project experience is included in Table 1.
|Total||RSK carried out three ESIAs on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) for Total, two for the construction and operation of the 1445-km EACOP pipeline in Tanzania and Uganda, including a marine storage and offloading facility, and one for the 95-km Tilenga feeder pipeline and associated facilities. The ESIAs were compliant with International Finance Corporation standards, national legislation and international requirements. RSK was responsible for project management, scoping and collecting baseline data; stakeholder engagement across 10 districts in Uganda and 8 regions in Tanzania; completing the ESIAs; developing project mitigation measures; and developing environmental and social management and monitoring plans. The marine scope for the baseline environmental surveys included a benthic grab sample programme and ROV transects. The marine impact assessment included detailed consideration of marine protected areas (e.g. the Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park) and sensitive species (e.g. marine mammals) and habitats (e.g. coral reef, seagrass). RSK also prepared a separate marine Critical Habitat Assessment for the EACOP project.||2017-2019|
|Venture Production||EIA for the Amanda development, close to a biogenic reef where the impacts to this sensitive reef were evaluated. Mitigation measures were incorporated into the spill contingency plan prepared for the field and incorporated into the HSSE management system. The EIA was approved.|
|Shell E&P Mauritania||RSK prepared an offshore seismic survey ESIA for the seismic surveys for two offshore blocks in Mauritania – C10 and C19. The work included the development of Terms of Reference, extensive statutory and non-statutory stakeholder engagement, an impact assessment report with incorporated underwater noise modelling, and preparation of standalone critical habitat assessment and world heritage impact assessment documents. Critical habitat and world heritage assessments were necessary due to the proximity of Block C19 to the Banc d’Arguin National Park. The ESIA was submitted in French and English (with the NTS also in Arabic) and was approved by the Mauritanian Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development .||2018-2019|
|BG Tanzania||RSK was engaged by BG to carry out baseline surveys to support the process of determining the best location for an LNG terminal on the coast of Tanzania. Marine surveys included corals, sediment type, benthic invertebrates and fish. Terrestrial surveys used satellite imagery to identify potentially sensitive areas to focus ground truthing visits. Socio-economic surveys were conducted to determine local ownership rights over coastal land, uses of that land and key socio-economic characteristics of local communities, including livelihood strategies, in particular fishing. Soil fertility surveys were also implemented to help determine the value of the land. Surveys results fed into a site selection process and a preferred site for the LNG terminal was chosen. RSK produced a site selection report, a project brief (for submission to the regulator in Tanzania) and a scoping report.||2012-2016|
Table 1: Summary of Key ESHIA Experience