EAME attends CIWEM Annual Dinner

EAME were pleased to be invited to the CIWEM Annual Dinner, held at the impressive Drapers Hall, by HWH & Associates. EAME and HWH have been working together in Iraq for several years and it was great to build on establishing relationships and developing new ones.

EAME is an environmental consultancy based in UK, Iraq and Guyana who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring.

EAME ESIA at Umm Qasr Port

Basra Multi-purpose Terminal (BMT), the largest multi-purpose port facility in Iraq, announces a major development in the Port of Umm Qasr. Marking a significant expansion to their existing facilities, BMT will be increasing their total investment in Umm Qasr Port to over USD 200 million, aimed to further advance the port in the international trade and transport sector.

EAME has conducted Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on behalf of BMT. The ultimate objective of the ESIA process is to characterise the baseline environmental and social conditions and to set out measures to avoid, minimise, mitigate and manage adverse impacts to acceptable levels as defined by Iraqi regulatory requirements and Good International Industry Practice (GIIP) and the requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Social and Environmental Performance Standards (IFC, 2012) and IFC Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines (2007).

In addition to the main ESIA report EAME has undertaken a detailed desk study, baseline field studies, project risk ranking assessment, public exhibitions (in Iraq) and preparation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan.  

Further information can be obtained from http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2018/06/06/new-investment-at-umm-qasr-port/

EAME attends IEMA GESA Event: Opportunities in Digital Impact Assessment

EAME attended the recent IEMA Global Environmental and Social Assessment (GESA) seminar concerning Opportunities in Digital Impact Assessment. The seminar concerned how to produce and use data more consistently, how to manage environmental and social risks throughout development, and establishing (and using) digital platforms for ESIA. This is particularly interesting considering EAME’s use of remote sensing and GIS in Iraq due to the lack of available information and datasets.

EAME is an environmental consultancy based in UK, Iraq and Guyana who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring. EAME has undertaken several SIAs in Iraq across a number of sectors including port, oil and gas, water and wastewater.

EAME attends IEMA GESA Event: Social Impact Assessment

EAME attended the recent IEMA Global Environmental and Social Assessment (GESA) seminar concerning Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Panellists from international lenders, consultants and developers explored recent SIA developments, challenges and approaches.  It was very interesting to heard views from different perspectives.

EAME is an environmental consultancy based in UK, Iraq and Guyana who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring. EAME has undertaken several SIAs in Iraq across a number of sectors including port, oil and gas, water and wastewater.

Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Spring Conference

David Wells and Zainab Al-Ribhawi (Iraq Country Manager) were pleased to attend the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Spring Conference SME Forum, at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. Chaired by Richard Cotton, Commercial Adviser to IBBC, the event was held for Iraqi and British SMEs to discuss mutual business opportunities in Iraq. The forum covered multiple sectors including construction and engineering.

David commented ‘the event was a worthwhile exchange of knowledge and ideas as well as a good networking opportunity. We meet many new contacts as well as reaffirming existing ones’.

EAME appointed to advisory board of the planner & development journal

EAME is pleased to announce that its Managing Director, Steve Rowan, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Journal of the Planner and Development. This journal is published by the Center of Urban and Regional Planning for Postgraduate Studies at the University of Baghdad.

Steve commented ‘it is an honour to be appointed to the board and associated with the Journal. I think proper urban planning and regional strategic development plans are essential to the growth of Iraq. I get the sense that things are starting to progress in Iraq in a positive way from a development perspective’.

EAME is an environmental consultancy based in UK and Iraq who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring.

You can find out more about the Center of Urban & Regional Planning for Postgraduate Studies – University of Baghdad from http://www.iurp.uobaghdad.edu.iq/

EAME attends British Expertise International Iraq Business Update

EAME recently attended the Iraq: Doing Business Update event held at the British Expertise international offices in London. UK Export Finance, Control Risks and Confluent Law each presented their on the ground experience of working and operating in Iraq.

The event was attended by David Wells, who has 8 years’ experience of working in Iraq. David commented ‘although, EAME has a lot of hard-won expertise in Iraq, it was interesting to hear other companies experiences. The event was also a good networking opportunity with individuals with a belief in Iraq’s future’.

EAME is an environmental consultancy with offices in Basra and Erbil who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring.

EAME joins British Expertise International

EAME is pleased to announce that it is member of British Expertise International (BEI). British Expertise is a business development organisation dedicated to assist its members in winning projects overseas, particularly within the infrastructure and international development sectors.

EAME has several international offices and believes that the BEI will be able to facilitate collaboration with other like-minded companies.

EAME is an environmental consultancy with offices in Iraq, Romania and Guyana who offer a range of environmental services including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), contaminated land risk assessment, investigation and remediation, geotechnical site investigations, metocean studies, environmental auditing and environmental monitoring.

British Expertise International is the leading UK private sector organisation for British companies offering professional services internationally. We have close to 200 corporate member companies who include many of the large UK general consultants to a wide variety of other smaller consulting companies including a number of specialised individuals.

Our mission is to help our members to win business internationally.

The organisation was founded in 1966 and although British Expertise International maintains very close relations with a range of government departments funding relies entirely on member company subscriptions and fee based services. Further information can be obtained from http://www.britishexpertise.org/bx/pages/bx.php

EAME attends lunch with the Ambassador of Iraq

EAME were pleased to attend a lunch with the Ambassador of Iraq, H.E. Dr Salih Husain Ali, organised by Strategy International.  Discussions were mainly concerned with the recent Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq following Iraq’s declared victory over Daesh as well as how UK companies can exploit trade opportunities. Companies in attendance included investment banks, training companies, tax advisory services and renewable energy companies.

EAME’s David Wells, Technical Director – Iraq Projects, commented ‘the event was an ideal showcase for the opportunities available in Iraq for British businesses and for networking with like-minded companies. Although it is a hard and difficult market to operate and be successful in, EAME has provided that it is possible to deliver projects without comprising deliverables and quality’.   

EAME has been active in Iraq since 2010 and has completed over 30 projects in Iraq including Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Environmental Baseline Surveys, metocean studies and contaminated land site investigations for numerous international oil companies, funders, EPC contractors, property and infrastructure developers.’