EIA Scoped-B for New Extensions of UGDC, Damietta, Egypt

  • Based on the request of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), and for applying the general strategic plan for the Ministry of Petroleum for accomplishing the national network of LPG and to benefit from Damietta Port, United Gas Derivatives Company (UGDC) intended to add a new extension within its site located near the jetty at the eastern border adjacent to Damietta port, in order to transfer the imported Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from UGDC Jetty at Damietta Port to the Petroleum Pipelines Company (PPC) pipeline (Tanta).
  • The proposed extension was to include the following components:
    • Two new buffer tanks for LPG storage;
    • Three new vertical pumps;
    • Ethyl Mercaptan injection package
    • Pipeline (1.5 km) inside UGDC premises, for transferring LPG;
    • Metering skid, and
    • Pig trap.
  • UGDC commissioned Environics to conduct a Scoped-B Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction and operation phases of the proposed extension, to satisfy the requirements of Law 4/1994 modified by Law 105/2015 and its up-to-date executive regulations (ERs), as well as to obtain environmental approval from EEAA.
  • Based on site visit, literature review and Environics experience of the project area, a description of the current environmental conditions of the site were provided before the execution of the project.
  • The EIA encompassed the following: summary of the legal and administrative framework applicable to the project, description of the project (its location, components, inputs, outputs, testing and commissioning, construction activities and workforce), description of the baseline environment (Physical, Biological, socio-economic, as well as compliance of the current facility), analysis of project’s alternatives, identification and assessment of environmental impacts and the relevant mitigation measures. In addition, the framework for the Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan was provided.
  • Moreover, the results of Preliminary Hazard Identification (HAZID), conducted by UGDC to identify the nature and scale of possible hazard events during construction and operation of the project, were included in the study report.

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