Stakeholder Engagement Survey – Iraq Substation Project

Much of Iraq’s power infrastructure is outdated and inefficient resulting in frequent outages and can impact upon the people’s health as well as damaging the economy. GE are working with the Ministry of Electricity to construct 15 substations across Iraq to help produce a more reliable electricity supply. EAME has been contracted to investigate the potential environmental and social impacts of constructing and operating these substations. 

Using a questionnaire accessed using the link below, EAME wishes to engage with the general Iraqi public in order to gather people’s views and concerns of the project. It would be appreciated if you could complete the questionnaire.


State of the art golf course and resort in Guyana

For a number of months, EAME has been working hard with the international design team for a lifestyle community in Guyana. The project is phased and on the 19th October 2018, Lusignan Golf Club and the Jack Nicklaus Group signed a US$100m agreement to develop the first phase – a new state of the art golf course and resort in Guyana. Once complete, the development will include  executive houses, an international school, medical facilities and sports ground.

EAME has been present on the Design Team since its inception and Steve Rowan, EAME’s MD, noted that ‘as an environmental consultant, one of the frustrations of our work is that we are often plugged into a project well down the design path when it is too late to influence or even opine on the environmental & sustainability aspects of the project – we just assess the impacts. We are delighted to be involved in this landmark development project in Guyana, where we have been in the Design Team from Day 1. We have the remit from and support of the stakeholders in developing the sustainable design brief for this benchmark setting multi-faceted community development. We are going to ensure that this development accords with Guyana’s Green State Strategy and will be looking at energy, waste, water, construction materials, employment, local content, ecosystems, transport, climate change resilience, carbon performance’.

EAME offers a range of services allowing its clients to manage their environmental and social and has been involved with various infrastructure developments in Guyana since 2016 after it was identified as an emerging market with whom EAME could develop long-standing relationships and alliances.

Basra Water Crisis

Basra is suffering a water quality crisis with a reported 18,000 people hospitalised. Iraq Oil Report has published an article on this topic and included a photograph of the riverbank of the Shatt Al-Arab Waterway taken by EAME.

EAME is an environmental consultancy operating in Iraq since 2010. EAME provides a range of services which allows for international funders, developers, oil companies and Export Credit Agencies to manage their environmental and social risks in such a challenging environment.

IEMA – Troubled Transition Article

Steve Rowan and Leeza Pickering were pleased to contribute an article this October’s issue of TRANSFORM magazine which is published by IEMA for environmental and sustainability professionals.

The article concerned with Guyana and how the country can avoid the resource curse which has afflicted several countries in a similar situation to Guyana. Both Steve and Leeza are heavily involved with helping develop Guyana’s infrastructure following its significant offshore oil discoveries and their personal experiences have been incorporated into the article.

EAME is involved with various infrastructure developments in Guyana after it was identified as an emerging market with whom EAME could develop long-standing relationships and alliances. EAME is an consultancy specialising in the management of environmental and social risks in emerging markets. EAME is based in the UK, Romania, Iraq and Guyana and specialises in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and environmental and social due diligence (ESDD).