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An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Environmental Impact Assessment of
Energy Projects

Finding Optimum Solution with Minimized Risk

Date: 15 Aug - 19 Aug 2021

Location: Dubai - UAE

Fees: $4,950

Date: 13 Dec - 17 Dec 2021

Location: London - UK

Fees: $5,950

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) systems have become established in developed and developing countries, usually as a legal requirement of the development control process. EIA is an important tool to inform decision-makers, regulators, and stakeholders about the possible environmental impact and social and economic costs of the proposed energy project. EIA requires all concerned parties' active involvement, screening and scoping the EIA process, and decision-making and conducting transparent public hearings to evaluate the EIA reports.

The purpose of this very interactive course is to enable the participants to identify the key stages of the EIA process and to provide guidance on managing complex technical projects related to energy development. This ETC training course will help develop their knowledge and skills to apply and carry out EIA in planning and executing various energy projects. It will rely on real-world case studies that will be included in several workshops with class discussions and problem-solving to help participants enhance their effectiveness in handling complex practical problems.

This ETC training course will highlight:

  • Data Collection, Evaluation, Interpretation, and Validation
  • Development of Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
  • Risk Assessment and Best Practices for Mitigation
  • Biodiversity Assessment, Conservation Plan and Socio-Economic Impact
  • Legal requirements for Environmental Clearance Process

Course Objectives

By the end of this ETC training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate environmental and socio-economic aspects of the project
  • Understand the interplay between ecosystems and technological factors
  • Develop environmental data for the given resources
  • Learn how to carry out EIA procedure leading to environmental clearance
  • Prepare EMP and monitoring procedure

Training methodology

This training course will be conducted along with workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies, and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each aspect of the EIA process. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for class discussion and sharing experiences.

About this course

Organisational Impact

Intensive development in the energy sector throughout the world creates a strong need for all dynamic organizations to follow the current trends in knowledge and be informed about changes in assessing various environmental impacts.

Organization will benefit from this training course because

  • Technical professionals will gain practical skills to perform EIA
  • Engineers will be enabled to deal with complex energy projects
  • Principles of EIA will be properly applied along with world standards
  • Local legislation will be harmonized with international standards
  • Organization as a whole will follow the latest trends in energy development
  • Potential new business opportunities may arise with new projects

Personal Impact

With a good understanding of all aspects of world technological development, by actively participating in this training course, the engineers and technical personnel will personally benefit in developing valuable knowledge and skills.

The participants will personally benefit from this training course because it will empower them to:

  • Improved confidence when participating in EIA studies
  • A better grasp of how to connect all aspects of complex energy project
  • Solid knowledge of technical equipment operation and risks of potential catastrophic failures
  • Improved personal skills to work in a multidisciplinary team when doing impact analysis
  • Better sense to follow public opinion regarding the energy project
  • Improved techniques to write a good and comprehensive technical report

Who Should Attend?

This ETC training course is intended for professionals working in the field of energy industry. Specifically, for those involved in energy projects that create significant environmental impacts.

This ETC training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Energy Project Managers
  • Engineers involved in Environmental Aspects of Energy Project
  • Professionals responsible for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Professionals involved in the review and evaluation of EIA
  • Professionals working on Environmental Protection and Management
  • Professionals who evaluate the results of EIA by others

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Course outline

Day One: Energy Projects and Impact to Environment

  • Environmental and Safety Considerations in the Design of Energy Projects
  • Risks related to Operation and Maintenance of Energy Systems
  • Power Generation Plants
  • Process and Petrochemical Plants
  • Transport of Oil and Gas
  • Ocean and Coastal Energy Systems

Day Two: Purpose of Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)

  • Origins of EIA and History of Implementations across the World
  • Mission and Purpose of EIA based on United Nations Program (UNEP)
  • Environmental Components of EIA
  • Main Participants in the EIA Process
  • The Necessity of Environmental Appraisal Procedure
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Relationship between EIA and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Day Three: Structure of Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)

  • EIA Process and the Role of Reviewer
  • Composition of Expert Committee for EIA
  • Risk Assessment and Consideration of Major Impacts
  • Selection of Impact Prediction Methodology: Math. Modelling or Empirical
  • Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
  • Requirements for Obtaining Environmental Clearance
  • Post-Product Monitoring of EMP

Day Four: EIA Process: Steps in Procedure

  • Legislation of EIA
  • Collection of Data for Existing Situation
  • Screening and Scoping
  • Baseline Study and Impact Prediction
  • Analysis and Selection of Mitigation Measures
  • Organization of Public Hearings
  • Environmental Clearance or Rejection Letter
  • Report and Recommendations

Day Five: Recommendations for Advancement of EIA

  • Avoiding of Shortcomings of EIA Procedure
  • Quality of Expert Committee and Selected Approach
  • Consistency and Accuracy of Procedure
  • EIA and EMP through Technological Advancements
  • Optimization of the Financial Plan to include Mitigation Measures
  • Importance of Active Public Involvement and Transparency
  • Summary and Conclusions

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