Construction Demolition Environmental Management Plan with Waste Management – EPIC for Installation of 24” Gas Line for QAFCO

Construction and Demolition phase with Waste Management

The project aims to install and integrate new 24″ gas lines from Qatar Energy Battery Limit (MS-1) to QAFCO Q1-4 and from Qatar Energy Battery Limit (Station S1) to QAFCO Q5-6. These gas lines will provide redundancy for gas supply to sites Q1-4 & Q5-6 facilities.

The Construction and Demolition Environment Management Plan addresses the environmental impacts of these activities and outlines mitigation measures for the installation and integration of the gas lines, ensuring a comprehensive approach to minimize potential adverse effects. ClickFree & Confidential Dating Services for Married Individualshere to read more on What is CDEMP?

The solid & hazardous waste generated due to these activities will be accounted and necessary Waste management plan corresponding to each stage of the project is dealt in accordance with the QAFCO standards and governing laws. Click here to learn more on What is Waste Management Plan?

CEMP and DEMP Environmental Management Plan has been developed to assess the various consequences and possible impacts to the environment due to the various construction and demolition/modification activities in the existing facility. The CEMP and DEMP lists these environmental aspects and has been prepared to comply with the QAFCO Standard for the project.

The key objectives are:

  • To set mitigation strategies and work practices for minimizing environmental impacts during Construction and demolition activities.
  • To define the Contractors environmental management structure, including roles and responsibilities of team members.
  • To demonstrate the commitment of the Project Proponent and the Contractor to comply with local environmental laws and statutory requirement and QAFCO Environmental Guidelines.
  • In order to ensure the effective implementation of the identified mitigation measures, it is necessary to establish a comprehensive framework for environmental management.
  • To develop a monitoring and audit program to ensure compliance with the relevant environmental legislation and early detection of any significant environmental impacts from the construction and demolition works.

The CEMP will be regularly reviewed and /or updated whenever it is deemed to be necessary to ensure the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the Environmental Management on the Project.

This will be necessary to address if any of the following events occur.

  • New or significant changes in legislation in force
  • Significant changes in work method
  • Significant changes in Environmental Conditions
  • Applicable conclusions from non- conformities, complaints or improvements
  • Applicable conclusions from risk assessment or incident investigation
  • Applicable significant instruction by Employer or MOECC.

The baseline environmental studies have been conducted to determine the existing status of various environmental attributes viz., climate and atmospheric conditions, air, water, noise, soil, hydrogeological, land use pattern, ecological and socio-economic environment, prior to setting up of the project. This study would help to undertake corrective mitigation measures for protection of the environment on account of any change/ deviation of attributes due to activities of the proposed project.

There is practically no permanent surface water in Qatar. Qatar is characterized by two distinct groundwater regions. In the northern half, groundwater is present as a freshwater ‘floating lens’ overlaying brackish and saline water. Conversely, the southern half lacks such a lens and is predominantly characterized by brackish water quality, with only a shallow layer of freshwater at the uppermost portion of the water table. The primary source of potable water in Qatar is derived from two desalination plants.

Concentrations of Sulphur Dioxide, oxides of Nitrogen, Ozone and Carbon Monoxide measured continuously and were relatively low compared to the SCENR standards. In these terms, air quality was good. Fine particulate matter with the potential to be inhaled into the lungs (PM10) was observed to exceed SCENR standards. Nitrogen Oxides and hydrocarbons form a variety of sources in the region would also appear to combine with the warm, sunny weather conditions to create elevated levels of Ozone.

The approach is based on a cycle of activities, comprising planning and implementing actions, checking their adequacy and effectiveness and carrying out possibly corrective actions, in order to achieve a continuous improvement of performances. In detail, the EMS provides the guidelines for:

  • Managing the activities in a way ensuring continual improvement in environmental performances and compliance with applicable environmental requirements
  • Establishing and assessing performances against its commitments
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets
  • Developing and effectively implementing appropriate plans and procedures in order to properly address environmental issues during site activities

This Plan is a tool of the Environmental Management System. The environmental objective is to complete the Site activities achieving the environmental goal of zero environmental incidents. Main objective is to complete the site activities achieving the following environmental goals:

  • Zero environmental incidents.
  • Zero complaints from the local authority.

Furthermore, the following Project specific environmental objectives and targets have been fixed and are periodically re-assessed:

  • Identify and comply with environmental regulations, law and contractual requirement
  • Ensure personnel involved activities at risk of spill are properly trained
  • Collect and monitor energy efficiency and water saving initiatives, data and information from Project
  • Promote the development of specific environmental campaigns.
  • Daily updates/reporting to QAFCO on Environmental performance.

Risks are in all probability the hazards that lead to negative impacts i.e. personal injuries, equipment damages or environmental losses. By performing a SHE Risk assessment, risks are identified and categorized in a systematic manner.

The SHE Risk Assessment contains the identification of hazards, assessment of hazards and the implementation of control measures. The assessment will include the following:

  • All activities, both routine and non-routine, including individual activities and their various combinations.
  • The activities conducted by all individuals who possess authorized access to the workplace.
  • All facilities on the workplace, delivered by Subcontractor or other parties

These measures have been incorporated as mitigation or management strategies.

  • Validate the completion of identified risks. It is imperative to evaluate any potential risks that are currently open and determine if there are concurrent operational risks that necessitate the communication of these risks to the operational transition team.
  • Please compile a comprehensive list of any outstanding risks and make the final report accessible.
  • Produce final risk management metrics and evaluate process effectiveness against established benchmarks.

Construction and Demolition waste is a major part of industrial waste. In general, this waste is heterogeneous and consists to a large extent of building materials but includes even small amounts of hazardous substances. After appropriate processing is completed, it is observed that the major part of these materials meets the technical properties for reuse. Since increasing emphasis is being placed on the environment-related properties due to composition and origin, a detailed impact assessment corresponding to this waste is required.

The following section identifies the possible impacts, their assessment methodology and their monitoring measures. The purpose of this section is to identify environmental aspects related to construction, and demolition activities and their potential environmental impacts.

The risk assessment matrix includes the consequences for people, asset damage & business losses, environmental effect and reputation impact are explained in the following table. The overall impact and mitigation measures of the proposed project activities on the environmental components are briefly described below.

Environmental aspects of the works are primarily managed through the development and implementation of environmental management procedures. Contractor covers all elements of the management procedures (describing relevant actions/measures) in this environmental management plan. The measures presented will be applied throughout the Project to ensure that significant environmental impacts associated with the works are avoided or minimized

These measures are implemented in such a way that environmental impacts of the works, as identified in ERR are reduced according to the As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) principle to a level that is in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental guidelines. The Project environmental objectives are as follows: –

  • Ensure compliance to the Environmental Permit
  • Implement an effective Environmental Management System for the duration of Project execution.
  • Minimize negative environmental Impacts via implementation of this CEMP and DEMP.
  • Minimize the potential for spills and other harmful releases through the implementation of effective control procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records, which will be used to analyze trends and assess performance and determine corrective actions.
  • Provide compulsory and formal environmental induction training to the entire workforce.

This section will detail the minimum impacts & measures that should be achieved for general operations that would fall outside the risk assessment/method statement procedure designed to cover most of the construction activities. The topics to be addressed encompass the storage of materials, waste management, water pollution, noise and vibration, as well as measures for controlling water pollution.

The following sections detail the key controls to minimize the overall environmental impacts of the proposed construction and demolition works

  • Dust and other Emission Controls
  • Noise and Vibrations
  • Soil Quality Water & Wastewater
  • Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Ecology Visual Amenity
  • Management of Sensitive areas

Waste Management Plan (WMP) applies to the management of the waste & wastewater generated, including wastes generated during the construction and commissioning phases. The present WMP will address all the activity performed. The objective of this plan is intended to provide effective guidance for reduction, reuse, handling, recycling and disposing of wastes generated during the construction and commissioning phases of the Project. This Plan is focused on the following main topics

Regulations

  • Applicable regulatory framework
  • Recording and traceability of waste

Personnel

  • Identifying of personnel involved in waste management
  • Roles and liabilities

Production

  • Identification of the waste generation processes
  • Measures/means of waste collecting and handling
  • Minimization of waste generation and hazardousness

Classification

  • Classification of different kinds of waste, according to the origin (municipal-industrial), the nature (organic-inorganic-inert), the physical state (solid-liquid) and the hazardousness (hazardous-non-hazardous)
  • Sampling and analytical characterization to identifying the presence of hazardous substances

Storage

  • Packaging and labelling
  • Characteristics of containers, storage areas and containment measures
  • Segregation of different kinds of waste within the storage area ▪ Way of waste loading on trucks

Transport and Disposal/Recovery

  • Identification of the methodologies for waste transportation, disposal, recovery, recycling or

Reuse

  • Procedures and documentation for shipment and transport

This Plan has been issued as a preliminary WMP for the initial phase of Construction and Commissioning and will be updated during Project execution, as necessary.

The primary undertakings of the Project will encompass:

  • Mobilization
  • Site General Cleaning and area segregation
  • Civil Works
  • Mechanical Works
  • Electrical Works
  • Instrumentation / telecommunications
  • Painting
  • Insulation
  • Pre-Commissioning / Commissioning

Waste management shall be organized in line with the basic principles defined in relevant QAFCO guideline, such as:

  • Prevention of waste production and elimination of waste by proper organization of material storage and warehousing
  • Use of 3-Rs for waste reduction, i.e.: reduction of waste production from the design, through construction to commissioning stage of the project, re-use of waste material and recycle or recover of waste material
  • When all above mentioned options have been exhausted and a residual waste still remains, the optimal treatment process should be identified, depending on the type and quantity of the same.

Waste generated (including wastewater) during construction and demolition activities will be identified, quantified, characterized, and waste management practices shall be selected for each waste category and implemented as per the below illustrated Waste Hierarchy.

Waste Management Hierarchy flowchart.

The contractor will formulate a strategy for waste management based on the waste management hierarchy approach, prioritizing the following objectives:

  • Reduce the amount of waste generated.
  • Re-use raw materials, as warranted and Reuse the waste.
  • Recycle waste, as warranted.
  • Recover materials as practical from the remaining waste.
  • All the waste generated in the project will be treated and/or to enable them to be recycled or reused.

The following table provides the different options available for management of various types of Waste and especially applicable to this Project.

Waste management options

There are two types of waste will be generating during construction activities as mentioned above:

Hazardous & Non-Hazardous. DOPET will be responsible to reduce the quantity of waste as recommended in QAFCO Waste Management Guidelines of PEn-001-Handling of Food, Nonhazardous and Hazardous Industrial waste.

Three color-coded rubbish skips provided at designated locations in the premises, to segregate the wastes as described below,

Waste storage sysytems

If the residual waste is hazardous, prior treatment may be necessary before disposal to decrease its quantity, concentration or change in the characteristic of the hazardous constituents. QAFCO will arrange process of hiring the Contractor for handling and transporting the waste with the coordination of Contracts Section and they need to comply with the QAFCO Guidelines and also ensuring that the contractor will follow ADR transportation protocols when applicable.

During project activities every effort will be made to implement measures and actions to contain uncontrolled spills (and prevent its escalation) by all personnel. This will reduce dramatically the likelihood of spill due to both human errors and equipment failure. The procedure for addressing spill contingencies encompasses several primary stages:

  • Prevention
  • Preparedness
  • Response and Clean Up

The purpose of environmental monitoring and reporting is to define the environmental monitoring and following up implementation of environmental measures and their performance to assure compliance with the requirements of CEMP, which also covers applicable legal requirements. The plan also discusses the frequency for site inspections and audits. Environmental monitoring plan including parameters to be analyzed, sampling points, frequencies, and methodologies to be used.

Timely monitoring ensures the project legal compliance and effectiveness of environmental management strategies and identification of non-compliance areas so that corrective actions can be planned and implemented. Environmental Monitoring and audits shall be undertaken as part of the DOPET’s commitments towards environmental management. Monitoring will be done at specified intervals for key environmental parameters to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements or standards.

The CEMP is a live document with all the recommendations subject to implementation for project activity. Hence, compliance to the CEMP is auditable. DOPET will have an internal audit program in place to monitor the CEMP applicability. To assess the environmental performance during the construction, quarterly environmental performance report shall also be prepared and will be submitted to QAFCO.

The environmental performance report shall accomplish the following:

  • Identify the standards, performance measures, and statutory/legal requirements applicable to construction work.
  • Assess the environmental performance during construction determine whether it is complying with these standards, performance measures, and statutory requirements.
  • Identify any non-compliance against the conditions of this CEMP or any standards, performance measures or statutory requirements.
  • If any non-compliance is identified, describe the actions and measures that have been or are being performed to ensure compliance.
  • Environmental performance report shall clearly indicate who is or will be responsible for actions and measures, when they were or will be conducted, and how the effectiveness of these measures will be monitored over time.
  • Include a copy of complaints for the 6 months, and a description of corrective actions taken or being taken to address registered complaints.
  • Provide results of all environmental monitoring as mentioned in CEMP of construction activity for project including interpretations and trends or exceptions in these results

Daily environmental site inspections will be undertaken by the Contractor staff under the supervision of the project HSE Officer. The inspection will cover all Contractors, subcontractor and other personnel and will be undertaken in the form of a detailed checklist. The following aspects will be covered in the checklist, as a minimum:

  • What are the construction activities for this period?
  • What was the date of the last Environmental Inspection?
  • Have any external audits been conducted during this period? If yes, what did the audit cover.
  • Have any complaints or non-conformances of an environmental nature been received since.
  • Have there been any environmental incidents at this site since the last inspection (spills of chemicals/fuels)
  • Have there been any breaches of the conditions of licenses, permits or agreements since the previous environmental inspection
  • View any suspected archaeological sites
  • Undertake spot-checks to ensure all staff have undertaken appropriate training for their position
  • Undertake checks of the integrity of the banded containment areas
  • Undertake checks of hazardous materials storage areas for leaks, in particular fuel and chemicals
  • Undertake random checks of Service/maintenance records to ensure equipment and vehicles are maintained in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements
  • Hazardous material inventories detailing all hazardous materials onsite
  • Excavated waste disposal records showing volume of waste disposed of and location it was disposed
  • Check that required monitoring activities have been undertaken for this period
  • Ensure that any non-conformances have been or are in process of being corrected; and
  • Issue Corrective Action Requests (CAR) for any non-conformances.

After each environmental inspection, the results shall be recorded in the inspection checklist by the designated inspector. This will be issued to the Project Manager.

More than providing emergency requirements, there should be a written and clearly understood plan of actions for every facility / worksite, detailing the actions to be taken when we realize an emergency, is an absolute necessity. It ensures appropriate responses when facing extraordinary circumstances.

The effectiveness of these plans is usually realized proportionate to the thoroughness and soundness of the planning efforts. The greatest potential for control measures tends to exist at the point where the action takes place. Justification for emergency planning and disaster control is obvious from a study of the statistical evidence of fires, explosions, exposures of toxic substances, natural calamities and different social disorders caused.

The purpose of emergency response plan is to provide direction to employees in the event of an emergency so that loss of life and properties is prevented through coordinated set of actions that are understood and practiced by all. Actions to take in the event of an emergency are detailed during the site orientation sessions..

All land and water contaminated as a result of the activities will be reported to the HSE Manager and remediation will be undertaken at the first sign of contamination as per applicable guidelines. The main objectives of the Emergency Preparedness Response Plan will be to:

  • To ensure that all means are available to contain the consequences of an accidental spill, fire or release of oil/ fuel.
  • The primary objectives are to ensure that employees receive adequate training in order to effectively respond to fire and spill incidents, as well as to ensure that appropriate reporting procedures are followed.

After the management of an incident or emergency, a thorough investigation will be carried out to identify and address any necessary corrective actions. The site HSE Manager will verify the close out of environmental related actions.

An environmental incident is any event that causes or likely to cause negative impacts on the environment. The purpose of Incident investigation is to guide Contractor and Sub-Contractors to the procedure to report on and investigate environmental incidents during the construction works.

In the event of an environmental incident, notification to be given to site supervisor on duty and Project HSE Manager immediately. The incident should be reported to the QAFCO HSE Manager and DOPET Lead Project HSE Officer & Project Manager.

Incidents such as groundwater contamination, spills of hazardous material, including diesel, greater than two hundred liter (200L), and fires, where chemical fire extinguishers have been used, will be notified to the MoECC immediately using the Environmental Incident Report.

The Emergency Response Procedure will be conspicuously exhibited at the site offices situated within the project site, and duplicate copies will be maintained in each vehicle present on site.  A copy of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all the chemicals used on the project site will also be kept at each site office and in every vehicle used on the project site.

All land and water, that is contaminated as a result of DOPET activities will be reported to the QAFCO Project HSE Manager and remediation will be undertaken immediately. Investigation teams will be in accordance with QAFCO and DOPET procedures. MoECC will be advised in case of all and any major incidents which occur on site. All contamination remediation will be undertaken in accordance MoECC guidelines.