Environmental Adviser to Zubair Terminal Company SAL (ZTC)

Shatt-al-arabEAME is pleased to announce appointment as professional environmental adviser to Zubair Terminal Company SAL (ZTC), based in Beirut and Dubai. It was established to develop and operate a greenfield terminal project at the port of Khor al-Zubair in Iraq, in association with its strategic partners, Peel Ports Group (Portia Management Services Ltd), Beirut Container Terminal Company (International Port Management) and its Iraqi partner, Basrah-Mas Company.

ZTC, together with its international and local partners, is planning to build, operate and transfer (BOT) the first new berths to be built in Iraq in over 30 years. This strategic addition to Iraq’s leading oil and gas port will provide three new multi-use berths, contribute significantly to the economic development of the Basra region, help to fulfill the Ministry of Transport port development plan, and attract major new shipping lines.

The project has also been reported in the Middle East Association (MEA) magazine.

Further details can be obtained from the Zubair Terminal Company SAL (ZTC). If you have any questions or wish to enquire about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email: enquiry@eame.co.uk

Radar tide gauge system installed at Iraqi port

Tide-radarEAME have recently been commissioned by a multinational oil and gas company to install a radar tide gauge system at an Iraqi port. This will replace a conventional tide gauge system which has been affected by the high rate of sedimentation in this part of the Middle East. EAME shall also undertake quarterly maintenance of the tide gauge to ensure that no issues arise, this shall be undertaken by fully trained local staff.

A new recruit in Iraq

AsaadEAME is pleased to announce our latest recruit. Asaad is an in-country Iraqi environmental consultant fluent in both Arabic and English. A biology graduate, Asaad is a former employee of the Ministry of Health and is highly experienced in field and laboratory work. In addition, Asaad has been involved with NGOs, such as the International Research and Exchange Board, International Organisation of Migration, United Nations Office for Project Services and USAID/NDI since 2005. As a result, Asaad has extensive experience in NGO experience and administration.

EAME Iraq – New Erbil Office

Erbil-officeTo confirm our commitment to the regeneration and redevelopment of Iraq and Kurdistan, EAME are pleased to announce the opening of our Erbil office. Located close to Francois Mitterand Square, approximately 1km from the City Centre, the office is located off 60 Meter Street, one of the main routes from Erbil International Airport to the City Centre.

The office will be used to enable EAME to facilitate our clients’ needs both in Iraq and Kurdistan and is complementary to our operational base in Basra.

Surface Water Study, Southern Iraq

Water-samplingEAME have recently completed the first phase of a surface water resource study of southern Iraq for a multinational oil and gas company. The first phase involved the analysis of the surface water quality and flow assessment of the watercourses during the low flow season, further flow assessment works will be undertaken during the high flow season while the surface water quality will be assessed on a quarterly basis.

Mud and Flare Pit Project, Iraq

Mud-pitEAME have recently been commissioned to undertake a soil and sampling programme of the mud and flare pits of the Halfaya oilfield, Iraq. The programme has been designed to ensure so that any follow on remedial work will be planned appropriately. The Halfaya oilfield is located east of the city of Amarah and has a proven reserves of 4.1 billion barrels of oil.

EAME participates in IBBC/UKTI Trade Mission to Baghdad and Erbil

IBBCEAME has recently participated in the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Trade Mission to Baghdad and Erbil that took place in November 2013. The IBBC facilitates business, trade, investment, human resources, training and transfer of technology and know-how into the Republic of Iraq, seeking to bring together Iraqi, British and international companies and public sector bodies through a joint platform identifying mutual interests and common goals.

EAME’s MD was accompanied Zainab Al Ribhawi (EAME Iraq In-Country Manager). Some photos (provided by the IBBC) are shown below.

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Further details can be obtained from the IBBC website including an IBBC Video of the event. If you have any questions or wish to enquire about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: enquiry@eame.co.uk

Environment Analyst Article: EAME strengthens foothold in Middle East

IntragulfEAME has been featured again within Environment Analyst. This time focusing on how the Company has entered into a joint-venture with Bahrain-based surveying firm Intragulf MCS.

Environment Analyst is a publishing and business research organisation with a remit to track performance and opportunities within the environmental services sector, with a particular focus on the environmental consulting and support services market. It is possible to get a Free 7-day Trial to access Environment Analyst reports.

If you have any questions or wish to enquire about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: enquiry@eame.co.uk

Shatt al-Arab Waterway Environmental and Social Study, Iraq

Shatt-al-arabEAME has just been awarded a major environmental and social baseline study in relation to a Port Master Plan. EAME has been appointed by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) which is funding the project.

The project will involve conducting a detailed water quality survey (including field sampling and laboratory analysis) and an extensive sediment quality survey (including field sampling and laboratory analysis) within the Shatt al-Arab Waterway and the Qamat Ali Canal in Iraq.

EAME is uniquely placed to offer services in this area after successful completion of numerous Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBSs) within Southern Iraq.

EAME Photos in UN-ESCWA document

Ship on BeachEAME have had a number of photographs included in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) document ‘Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia’. The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first UN-led effort to comprehensively assess the state and evolution of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. Developed in close consultation with ESCWA member countries, the inventory boasts 9 surface water and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts.

Please visit http://waterinventory.org/ for more details.