Albany, New Providence – EIA Addendum for Road Corridor Extension, Environmental Management Plan, training of construction staff and coral reef monitoring
Project involved assessment of the environmental impacts from a change in road configuration and design for the project, which extends over 500+ acres. The $1.5 billion project is a luxury mixed-use resort development inclusive of an 18-hole golf course, 70-slip large-vessel marina, 100 residences in a marina village, and 300+ residential units. Tasks for EIA Addendum involved assessing environmental impacts of change in road corridor configuration and design and recommended mitigation for these impacts. Tasks for Environmental Management Plan involved ensuring all mitigation measures developed through the EIA for the project were included and presented with clarity for management and construction staff to utilize during construction and operation, developing training materials and conducting training sessions with management and construction staff on the EMP and environmental issues related to the project, and developing monitoring program for key environmental factors such as biodiversity, marina water quality and groundwater quality. Tasks for coral reef monitoring involved regular environmental assessment of corals that were relocated for construction of the marina channel which extends one mile from shore. Parameters measured include fish diversity and abundance and reef health. Monitoring started in 2008 and was completed in 2010. SEV was the project lead and responsible for coordinating all experts involved in completing tasks as well as completing all marine-related fieldwork, liaising with Government agencies and ensuring deliverables were made in a timely manner.