Technical Environmental, Social & Biodiversity Consultancy Services for Mega Power Plants at Burullus, New Capital & Beni Suef

  • EEHC is in the process of developing three large combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital; projects that are to receive finance from financial institutions and are committed to the Equator Principles and IFC PSs.
  • Environics provided the following services within the scope of developing the three mega combined cycle projects in accordance with Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards (PSs), as well as Egyptian regulations:
    • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) institutional capacity development and training.
    • EHS and Social Audits.
    • Support to the implementation of ESIA commitments according to Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAPs) for the three project sites.
    • Environmental quality investigations (surface water, air, soil, and groundwater).
    • Social consultancy services:
      • Stakeholder engagement plan.
      • Environmental, social and economic baseline studies.
      • Social assessment studies.
      • Support to the implementation of Social Management Plans, with focus on stakeholder engagement.
      • Land acquisition study and livelihood compensation plan for the Beni Suef Power Plant site.
    • Ecological & Biodiversity consultancy services:
      • Ecological commitment assessment.
      • Report on the monitoring of Nile fish entrainment on cooling water screens of the Beni Suef Power Plant.
      • Specific studies for the Burullus Power Plant site located within the boundaries of Lake Burullus Protected Area, which is also an Important Bird Area (IBA). These included: Extensive ecological surveys comprising a winter ornithological survey; developing and supporting the implementation of a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the project; a critical habitat assessment; a study for the Selection and Preservation of a Burullus Power Plant Offset Area, and providing training for EEHC relevant staff on the implementation of the BAP.

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