Our experience in ENERGY sector

“Environmental and Social Assessment. Almaty Region Gasification, Kazakhstan” Project

Period: March 2019 – July 2019
Location: Kazakhstan
Client: EBRD
Description: APL Construction LLP (“Company”), a private natural gas distribution company based in Kazakhstan, was applied to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the loan to expand the pipeline network into the towns and villages and enhance the consumers’ access to the gas supply network. The Project is categorised “B” in accordance with the EBRD environmental and social policy that requires Environmental and Social Assessment of both the Project and the company’s existing operations.

Environmental and Hydrometeorological Еngineering Studies for the Project “Construction of 110kV and 220kV Open Distribution Substations of Armenian Nuclear Power Plant”

Period: April 2018 – July 2019
Location: Armenia
Description: Within the scope of the project, the following surveys and studies were carried out by ATMS Solutions Ltd.: (i) complex lined-route engineering and environmental investigation of the project area and vicinities, (ii) geo-ecological and hydrological survey, (iii) biodiversity survey, (iv) soil and water quality investigation, (v) study of radiological situation, (vi) air quality, noise and vibration measurements and monitoring, (vii) study of climatic and meteorological conditions, (viii) flood risk assessment, etc.

Design, Environmental Impact Assessment and Licensing of Waste Storage Areas in Spandaryan, Shamb and Tatev Hydropower Plants

Period: May 2018 – November 2019
Location: Armenia
Client: ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade
Description: In July 2015, ContourGlobal acquired the Vorotan Complex of Hydroelectric Power Stations – a complex of three hydroelectric power stations with an overall capacity of 404.2 MW and an average annual power generation of 1.15 billion kWh. In 2017, ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade (“CGHC”) decided to align its waste storage areas with the national requirements and best international practices. ATMS Solutions Ltd. was commissioned by CGHC to undertake: (i) elaboration of detailed design documents (DDD) for waste (used mercury lamps, lead batteries, oil, contaminated soil, metal scrap, etc.) storage areas, (ii) preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports, (iii) technical support during the expert examination by the Ministry of Environment of Armenia, (iv) technical support during the licensing process.

Environmental Impact Assessment for the Project “Construction of disposal facility for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in Sisian community, Armenia”

Period: April 2018 – October 2019
Location: Armenia
Client: ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade
Description: ATMS Solutions Ltd. was invited by the ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade (CGHC) and Sisian municipality to assess the environmental and social impacts associated with the construction and operation of facility that would be used for the ACM storage in line with the requirements of national legislation and best international practices. The EIA report passed State expert examination and got positive conclusion by the Ministry of Environment.

Risk Assessment at Workplaces of Spandaryan, Shamb and Tatev HPPs

Period: December 2016 – June 2017
Location: Armenia
Client: ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade
Description: ATMS Solutions Ltd. was invited by ContourGlobal Hydro Cascade to perform assessment of working conditions at workplaces in Spandaryan, Shamb and Tatev hydropower plants. Within the scope of the assignment, the microclimate parameters, noise, vibration, electromagnetic radiation levels as well as lighting values were measured, the load of working processes were assessed, the hazardous classes of working conditions were determined and recommendation to improve the working conditions at workplaces were proposed.

Environmental Impact assessment for Yerevan-1 hydropower plant reconstruction project, including reservoir dredging program

Period: August 2013 – October 2013
Location: Armenia
Client: International Energy Corporation
Description: Within the framework of the Sevan-Hrazdan HPP cascade rehabilitation project the reconstruction of Yerevan 1 hydropower plant, including reconstruction of the weir, replacement of turbines and dredging of the reservoir was done. To fulfill the policy expectations of IEC stakeholders as well as the requirements of EBRD and ADB, ATMS Solutions Ltd. was assigned by IEC to prepare necessary studies and compile supplementary information in a wider scoped Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

Consultancy Services on Implementation of Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) of Sevan-Hrazdan Hydropower Plants Cascade Reconstruction Project

Period: April 2013 – July 2014
Location: Armenia
Client: International Energy Corporation
Description: The Sevan-Hrazdan HPP cascade, comprising of seven hydropower plants of 565 MW total nominal capacities is a key part of the Armenian electricity system and urgently needs substantial rehabilitation to ensure safe and stable operation and restore output capacity. The Cascade is owned and operated by the International Energy Corporation (IEC). The IEC and its major shareholder RusHydro JSC intend to invest in rehabilitation of the existing infrastructure. Additionally company applied for the loan to EBRD and ADB. As a part of the loan provision an ESIA of the Project was conducted and appropriate report together with ESAP were submitted to IEC. ATMS Solutions Ltd. was assigned by IEC to assist them in implementation of ESAP of the Project.

Environmental audits of “Electric Networks of Armenia” CJSC’s facilities within EBRD loan agreement

Period: September 2010 – June 2014
Location: Armenia
Client: Electric Networks of Armenia
Description: The Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) with the purpose of partial financing of the implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation project for the distribution network in Armenia. One of the preconditions for the provision of the loan set by EBRD is implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). ATMS Solutions Ltd. was hired by ENA to conduct audit of its facilities and assess the implementation status of ESAP in accordance with the monitoring requirements.

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