Environmental Consultancy


At GE3S, we have a strong sustainable program in place creating green design solutions thus entailing benefits on various fronts, including:

Environmental Consultancy

An environmental permit is required for all new projects or activities, expansion and modernization of existing projects from the relevant environmental authority. GE3S experienced team has the expertise to carry out the following environmental studies for all types of infrastructure and industrial projects including but not limited to:

  1. Preliminary Environmental Review (PER)
  2. Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP)
  3. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Studies
  4. Operation Environment Management Plan (OEMP)
  5. Natural System Assessment study
  6. Urban System Assessment
  7. CEMP / Environmental Audit Report
  8. Preliminary Cultural Review (PCR)
  9. Environmental System Modeling
  10. Environmental Risk Management
  11. Wastewater Treatment Services

 Sub Services

Preliminary Environmental Review (PER)

• Describes the current conditions of the project site
• Provides details of the proposed project
• Assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the project
As a general guideline, a PER is usually required:
• For Industrial facilities located in areas zoned for industrial use
• When current existing baseline studies are available for the project site
• For projects likely to have a low environmental or low cumulative environmental impact
• When the proposed facility is only small to medium in size.

Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP)

• Specifies the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with all aspects of the construction activities
• Identifies the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures that will be used to address them
• Establishes procedures for audits, monitoring and inspections specifies training, record keeping and document requirements
As a general guideline, a CEMP is usually required for:
• Industrial facilities that contain manufacturing processes
• Residential and commercial development projects
• Development and infrastructure projects (e.g. railways, ports, airports, waste management facilities, water and sanitation facilities, etc)
• Power projects (e.g. power and desalination plants, geothermal plants, renewable energy facilities)
Any project required by EAD to perform an environmental study or otherwise required to obtain a license to operate. The CEMP must be submitted to EAD for approval prior to the scheduled beginning of construction.

Operation Environment Management Plan (OEMP)

The OEMP is a site-, project- or industry-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the commissioning and operation phases of a industrial project.

• Documents procedures to monitor and control environmental impacts
• Provides a mechanism to response to change in project implementation and to obtain feedback for continual improvement in environmental performance
As a general guideline, an OEMP is usually required for:
• Industrial facilities that contain manufacturing processes
• Development and infrastructure projects (e.g. railways, ports, airports, waste management facilities, water and sanitation facilities, etc)
• Power projects (e.g. power and desalination plants, geothermal plants, renewable energy facilities)

Any project required by EAD to obtain a license to operate
The OEMP must be submitted to EAD for approval no later than one month prior to the commencement of operation (unless otherwise agreed).

Environmental Impact Assessment

GE3S experienced staff has prepared Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report for various infrastructure and development projects. Activities in this field include initial environmental assessment, technical project analysis, Air Dispersion Modeling and environmental measurements of existing situation.

In order to obtain an “Environmental Clearance” for any projects such as Land Development, Infrastructure, and Utility Projects in Dubai, different types of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) documents are required to be submitted to the government authority. Depending upon the category of the project, either full EIA Report or EIA Summary (EIAS) is required. These reports are also required under Dubai Green Building Regulations depending on land use, location, components and area of influence. EIA is the systematic way of carrying out appraisal of the environmental aspects and impacts of a proposed project. The EIA process reviews options and determines appropriate mitigation and enhancement measures to minimize any adverse impacts due to project development.

EIA Summary (EIAS) is an EIA document similar to EIA report in brief. It contains information as outlines in the “Project Scope of Work” with details of all environmental aspects of the project and a clear discussion of impacts expected from each environmental aspects. GE3S specializes in assessing and providing practical and feasible solutions to mitigate and control adverse environmental impacts wherever possible. We carry out environmental planning, strategic planning, and environmental impact assessment for both government and private projects.

Our specialty environmental services include:
• Bio-physical baseline data collection and assessment
• Water quality studies
• Ecological studies
• Feasibility studies
• Planning and zoning studies
• Emergency response preparedness plans
• Environmental management plans

Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) or due Diligence assessment are required to be done for certain building construction and industrial project. These are done to evaluate environmental issues at any site previously used for commercial purposes. The standards for Phase I and II ESA have been established by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Phase I ESA involved a review of records, site inspection, and interviews with owners, occupants, neighbors and local government staff. If Phase I ESA identifies potential contamination then Phase II ESA may be conducted, which involves sampling and laboratory analysis to conform the presence of hazardous materials. Some of the tests that are conducted include soil and surface water sampling and analysis, ground water monitoring well installation, sampling and analysis, testing of underground storage tanks and GE3S staff are specialized and experienced in conducting both Phase I and I ESA as per ASTM standards (E 1527-13, E 2247-08 and E 1903-11).

Natural System Assessment

The management of Natural Environment is one of the challenging problems faced by modern societies. Our services in sustainable development and protection of the natural environment include the elaboration of management plans for protected areas, the setup of Management Structures for long term operation of protected areas, Green Development studies, EIA studies, restoration of polluted areas / Quarries’ rehabilitation etc.

Environmental Compliance Assessment and Audits

GE3S carry out environmental compliance assessment for our client against applicable development permit conditions, local, federal and international environmental laws, regulations and guidelines.

• Environmental risk assessment
• Environmental Due diligence assessment and audits
• Compliance assessment and audits
• Emergency preparedness plans
• Gap analysis for conformance to regulatory standards

Environmental System Modeling

ESM is the simulation of a system which is a construction of various elements that interact with each other. These are basically a mathematical model based on environmental media situation for prediction of pollutant concentration. The following services are provided under ESM:
Air Quality Management Study using Monitoring and Modeling

• Air Quality Monitoring (Indoor/Outdoor)
• Air Quality Modeling for Industrial/Vehicular/Area Sources (ISCST3/AERMOD/CALINE/CALPUFF /CMAQ etc.)
• Indoor Air Quality Modeling using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
• Air Quality Study for Control and Management Scenarios
• Meteorological Modeling for Weather Prediction (MM5/WRF Model).
Water Quality Study
• Analysis of Water Quality Parameters
• Desalination Process for Water
• Ground Water Quality/Quantity Modeling (MODFLOW)
• Soil Water Assessment (SWAT)
Surface Water Quality/Quantity Modeling (MIKE, CORMIX, WASP)

GE3S is well placed to advise clients on air quality issues as it owns and operates for state-of-the-art Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations as well as industry-leading software such as CALPUFF/ AERMOD/ CALINE4/ISC-ST. Air Dispersion Modeling is carried out to predict the concentration of air pollutant emitted from sources such as industrial plants, Stacks, vehicular traffic or accidental chemical release.

Environmental Risk Management

Global change in environment, natural disasters and pollution incidents brought risk analysis to the forefront of science, governance, and into the public eye. The following services are provided.

Environmental Risk Management

• HAZOP Study for Hazard
• HAZID (Hazard identification)
• HAZAN (Hazard Analysis)
• Quantitative Risk Assessment (Using PHAST and SAFETY)
• Fire & Explosion Risk Analysis
• Dispersion / Consequence Analysis
• Process Safety Management System
• Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management
• Risk Mitigation
• Disaster Management

Wastewater Treatment Services

GE3S offers for wastewater treatment technology for sewage/industrial wastewater. SSE provide the following services
• Design of Sewage Wastewater Treatment Plant (STP) for Recycling and Reuse of the Water
• Formulation of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) for Wastewater
• Assessment of Different Technology of Sewage Wastewater Treatment
• Design of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP)
• Evaluation of Performance and Efficiency of CETP
• Up-gradation of Existing CETP.

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