EAME recently attended the UK – Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Business Exchange Ports Conference in Constanta, Romania. The conference was on an invitation-only basis and was attended by representatives of ports in Romania, Bosnia, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria and Serbia. The conference comprised a number of presentations regarding the importance of CEE ports to development of CEE markets as well as a number of 1 to 1 meeting with a number of port operators to discuss environmental issues. EAME’s Managing Director commented that ‘the UK-CEE conference was very insightful and highlighted the huge potential for EAME in the region. EAME is intent on opening an office in Bucharest later this year and the conference further strengthen our belief in the CEE marketplace’.
In March 2016, EAME’s Managing Director provided an insight to the problems facing Iraq’s port sector. In a presentation, entitled ‘Rehabilitation of the Iraqi Port Sector’, EAME’s Managing Director provided an overview of the problems facing the sector, potential solutions as well as the EAME’s experience in this sector and region. EAME is ideally suited to provide such an insight as EAME has been heavily involved with the Iraqi port sector since 2011 having undertaken various projects and assessments including baseline assessments, environmental impact assessments, site investigations, marine traffic surveys and the installation and maintenance of tide gauges along the Khor Al-Zubair and Shatt Al-Arab Waterway.
EAME has been working in Iraq since 2010 and has offices in Basra and Erbil. EAME is currently looking for opportunities in Iran and intends to open an office in Bucharest, Romania in 2016.
EAME has been featured again in the journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (March 2016) in relation to the ‘Rehabilitation of Iraq’s Deep Sea Ports’.
EAME has significant experience along the Khor Al-Zubair and has been working on the regeneration of Iraq’s port sector since 2012. EAME has conducted environmental risk assessments and ecological assessments of sites for the potential deposition of dredged material from the waterway. In conjunction with the proposed development of an oil terminal, the company was also instructed to carry out an Environmental Impact assessment (EIA) and long-term metocean study, as well as geotechnical and hydrogeological assessment of the proposed Basra International Oil and Gas Hub (BIOGH) located adjacent to the Khor Al-Zubair. When you also consider the long-term marine traffic survey of the Khor Al-Zubair and the installation of tide gauges’ that EAME was responsible for (installed on behalf of an International Oil Company), it is clear to see that EAME’s experience in the area is both extensive and highly specialised.
The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering.ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. Further information on the Institution can be obtained from https://www.cices.org/