As the construction activities of the 250 MW Wind Farm Project has ended, Lekela Egypt commissioned Environics to develop a post-construction site rehabilitation/restoration plan for the project that is located in West Bakr, north of Ras Ghareb, and included specific obligations regarding waste management, and decommissioning of structures, and labor/social demobilization management to mitigate the Environmental and social risks resulting from the construction stage.
The site restoration plan was prepared in accordance with the following national as well as international references:
Egyptian Environmental law 1994, its amendments and Executive Regulations;
The Egyptian Waste Law number 202/2020;
Labor Law 12/2003;
Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) of the World Bank Group – ESS 3 Regarding Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention, 2018;
IFC General Environmental, Health, and Safety guidelines: Construction and Decommissioning & Waste management, 2007;
Environmental Demobilization plan of Siemens Gamesa;
Environmental Demobilization plan of Rowad Modern Engineering; and
Construction Environmental and Social Management Plan (CESMP) – Siemens Gamesa
Environics’ scope of work encompassed:
A scope briefing visit and visual inspection tour: to detect areas of concern and compile them in a photo log as evidence of site restoration/rehabilitation in comparison to previously captured area photos.
Reporting: The Site Restoration Plan was developed, including: project description, overview of the project setting, scope and purpose of the plan, the legislative and regulatory framework, site restoration zones, verification and documentation, and social demobilization. In addition, the plan encompassed a checklist including the area where the issue of concern exists, the responsible contractor, the restoration/rehabilitation activity, the photo evidence, and completion date.