EAME MD Attends GIPEX 2018

Guyana’s International Petroleum Exhibition (GIPEX 2018) is an important initiative to promote Guyana’s Petroleum Sector. GIPEX presents the investors a great way to explore the huge potential of this historic country. The event will lay the foundation to establish a dynamic relationship between the Minister of Natural Resources and the Private Sector with full co-operation from other Government Departments, all working to make Guyana a favourable and pro-business destination, a pre-requisite for boosting economic activities and achieving development objectives. 

EAME is proud to have been appointed by Guyenergy as the environmental consultant for Guyana’s first refinery, a state of the art 30k BPD modular plant in Linden.  EAME’s MD, Steve Rowan, is attending GIPEX 2018 between the 7 – 9th February 2018 with the client team so please feel free to visit Steve on the Guyenergy stand to find out more about the project.

For more information please visit http://www.guyanaoilexpo.com/index.html


Developing Guyana – A round table discussion

EAME’s Managing Director, Steve Rowan, was recently invited, by the Guyana Hemp Association, to participate in a round table discussion concerning the emerging hemp industry in Guyana, it’s impact on youth employment, the Green agenda and Guyana’s long-term development in a changing global economic environment.

EAME is currently working with a local agricultural company, international hemp organisation and the Guyana Hemp Association to bring full scale hemp farming to Guyana, with a view to the country becoming a major manufacturer of hemp based industrial products.  Hemp can be 100% utilised to produce a vast range of industrial products used in automotive, construction, home-ware, textile, tech and pharmaceutical sectors.  Its growth and usage is a major contributor to sustainable development objectives.

EAME 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.

Steven Rowan (EAME MD) is the main speaker at the ‘Developing Guyana – A round table discussion’ to be held in London on 28/01/18.


EAME attends lunch with the Iraqi Ambassador

EAME recently attended a Strategy International lunch with the Iraqi Ambassador, Dr Salih Husain Ali Al-Tamimi, although, the Ambassador was unable to attend due to a last minute engagement, EAME found the event very useful and informative. EAME was able to provide insights to its current project work in Iraq as well as providing information on companies planning to expand into the Iraqi market.

EAME CIWEM Article Iraqi water security

David Wells, technical director at EAME, has recently published an article concerning Iraqi water security in the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)’s monthly members magazine ‘Environment’. EAME has been working in Iraq since 2010 on various environmental and social projects and is well-versed with the country’s environmental and social conditions and problems and was, therefore, well placed to provide such an analysis.

David reported on the country’s continuing water crisis concerning both water security and quality. Detailing the issues affecting water and the consequences on society, David also suggested potential remedial actions, such as the need for greater cooperation between riparian states.

The article was well received and it is hoped that the article provides CIWEM’s members with the knowledge that Iraq is in dire need for affirmative action with climate change likely to have an significant effect on an already water-stressed environment.   

EAME attends EBRD – Emerging Europe Outlook on Romania Conference

EAME was pleased to attend the recent EBRD – Emerging Europe Outlook on Romania investment conference which highlighted the opportunities in Romania with a particular focus on financial and capital markets and innovation and ICT. High level government, institutional and business representatives including His Excellency Dan Mihalache, Romania Ambassador to the UK, were in attendance.

EAME recently opened an office in Bucharest after identifying Romania as an ideal market for EAME to enter as we are well placed to use our knowledge and experience to provide pragmatic solutions to legacy issues and to ensure that Romanian businesses adhere to EU environmental legislation.

EAME attends British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner

David Wells, Unit Director for Romania, was privileged to attend the annual BRCC Gala Dinner in London. Held at Draper’s Hall, the event was an opportunity for EAME to strengthen existing relationships as well as developing new contacts and networking opportunities.

EAME recently opened an office in Bucharest after identifying Romania as an ideal market for EAME to enter as we are well placed to use our knowledge and experience to provide pragmatic solutions to legacy issues and to ensure that Romanian businesses adhere to EU environmental legislation.

Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmental and Water Manager

Congratulations to David Wells (EAME – Technical Director – Iraq Projects) who has been successful in his application to become a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmental and Water Manager.  

As part of the interview process, David presented a paper on remediation of well sites in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

EAME opens Romanian Office

EAME are pleased to announce EAME’s expansion into Romania. Romania’s industrial heritage has resulted in the legacy environmental issues and that Romania’s recent accession to the EU has resulted in new environmental legislation being written in Romania law. As such, EAME is well placed to use its hard-won knowledge and experience to provide pragmatic solutions to legacy problems and to ensure that Romanian businesses adhere to EU environmental legislation.

If you require further information or you want to enquire about our range of services please contact martyn.birchall@eame.co.uk

Earth & Marine Environmental Consultants SRL, 6 Maria Rosetti Street, 4th Floor, Bucharest, 2nd District.

EAME attends Guyana Business Event

EAME’s Managing Director, Steve Rowan, recently attended a number of networking and information sharing events concerning Guyana. This included a round-table meeting ‘Guyana Natural Resources in Focus’ held at the London Stock Exchange followed by a brunch presentation with the President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, at The Army & Navy Club on Pall Mall.

Steve also attended the Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception at the House of Lords. Here President Granger delivered an address along with Baroness Anelay, Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Dr. Angus McCoss, Exploration Director at Tullow Oil. The Annual Reception provides an opportunity for Members of Parliament, Peers, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, members of the UK civil service, non-governmental organisations, members of the Caribbean diaspora and businesses invested in or interested in investing in the Caribbean Region to network, with a view to supporting the Region’s economic development.

President Granger outlined that Guyana’s abundant resources, investment potential and its strengthened legal and regulatory framework for the national and multilateral investors. President Granger believes such investors are beginning to see Guyana as a new horizon that does not diminish the opportunities in other Caribbean States but adds to the overall value of the region as an investment destination.  “They could combine the benefits of having investments in the Caribbean with those in Guyana.  Guyana has got tremendous advantages as the only English-speaking country on the continent, as a law abiding country as opposed to a lawless country, as a country with significant land space and possibilities of developing infrastructure and eco-tourism… I think they were quite impressed and I am very confident that we will be receiving more inquiries and investments”, he said.

Dr. McCoss of Tullow Oil, which is conducting oil exploration on the edge of the Guiana-Suriname basin, which he described as the ‘industry’s hottest exploration hot spot’ and the Orinduik-Kanuku area, also spoke at the event and emphasised his company’s commitment to respecting President Granger’s push for environmental protection.

“A country rich with natural resources is both a great opportunity and a great responsibility for all stakeholders involved and as an oil and gas operator we must be careful to explore, develop and produce oil in the most responsible way [with] respect for both the natural environment, the health and safety of our workers and the communities of our host countries. The economic risks that oil and gas companies take up front are very significant… Once oil begins to flow that’s when the revenues start for both Government and the oil company”, he said.

Dr McCoss also noted that Tullow Oil is committed to ensuring that Guyanese benefit from any oil production it is involved in.  He said, “We understand that the oil exploration industry is still relatively new to the Guianas and the broader Caribbean region, although it is a highly prospective region. Ensuring the nationals of our host countries directly participate in the country’s oil industry is one of the key ways in which we work. We create shared prosperity. Now we have a strong track record, ahead of any legislative requirements, of doing this in our countries of operation. Our support of local business development has also been part of our longstanding commitment to shared prosperity.”

EAME has been operating in Guyana since 2016 and is involved in a number of environmental and social projects and found the opportunity to meet senior politicians and business leaders at these events useful. Mr Rowan and The President discussed sustainable development and mangrove protection opportunities amongst other things.

EAME is registered with the Guyanese Environmental Protection Agency to operate as an environmental consultancy.

Winner of the ICES 2016 Publishing Prize

The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) has recently announced that the institution’s first ever Publishing Prize has been awarded to David Wells, EAME’s Technical Director for Iraq. The article, concerning the rehabilitation of Iraq’s deep sea ports, was published in the March 2016 issue of the Civil Engineering Surveyor and was judged to have won the geospatial engineering category.

2016 was the first qualifying year for the new prize, which aims to recognise the best articles published from ICES publications,. Judging panels, drawn from the institution’s Commercial Management Practices Committee and Geospatial Engineering Practices Committee, considered several criteria, including the use of new and existing technology, thought leadership and writing style.