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  • 1. environmentALCAPABILITY w w w. m e i n h a rd t g ro u p . c o m
  • 2. cOMpaNyprofile Meinhardt Consulting Engineers was Meinhardt’s project consulting services established in Australia in 1955 and focus on key market sectors including: now operates in 12 countries over four continents. pROpeRty > Urban land Development We are recognised as a leading global provider of planning, engineering and > buildings technology services. > industrial > leisure & Recreation > Retail > esD & sustainability > planning eNViRONMeNt > waste Management > Hydrogeology > contaminated soil > water Quality > environmental planning tRaNspORt > aviation London Beijing > Road Shanghai Dallas > Miami Rail Shenzhen Islamabad Macao Hong Kong the scope of services offered includes Bahrain New Delhi Lahore Hanoi master planning, feasibility studies, Qatar Dubai Karachi Bangkok Da Nang Manila benchmarking, energy audits, design, Abu Dhabi Chennai Ho Chi Minh documentation, tendering, Kuala Lumpur supervision during construction, Singapore commissioning, post contract evaluation Jakarta and asset management. these services are provided by our Brisbane offices throughout Australia, Asia, United Adelaide Sydney Kingdom and the Usa Melbourne | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 1 |
  • 3. tOtalintegrated sOlUtiONs Meinhardt is one of the very few multi- the Meinhardt Group maintains a disciplinary firms operating on a global centralised knowledge base such basis. Our engineers work in an integrated as information technology, technical environment and hence appreciate the development, leading edge design interfacing requirements of all disciplines. solutions, just to name a few. This integration benefits our clients as a result of this structure our various by ensuring that solutions are fully disciplines can access and share all the coordinated and holistic. knowledge and technology gained and as a multi-disciplinary practice we provide developed by the offices at the various a total team approach to all aspects of geographical locations. this also enables engineering including building services, us to readily undertake national and civil, structural, facade, environmental and international projects in a single or multi- infrastructure. project office environment. Our philosophy is simple: our client’s Further details in the diversity of the needs are paramount. yet determining Meinhardt Group can be found on our those needs is rarely a simple task. in website – order to produce the ultimate engineering www.meinhardtgroup.com solution, we take the time to understand our client’s business and all relevant factors. the outcome is a solution that has the flexibility to cater for changing conditions and provide “added value” to the client. | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 2 |
  • 4. Environmental Services The Environmental Divisions at Meinhardt, based in Hong Kong and Melbourne, offer a wide range of environmental services to state and local governments, industry, developers and civil contractors. We are actively committed to maintaining a close collaboration between environmental science services and the other engineering disciplines required for successful project completion. This close integration has been recognised as a significant asset, where we have assisted our clients through the process of gaining government support for, and public acceptance of proposed development schemes. Our Environmental Division adopts an integrated approach to environmental impact assessment, risk mitigation and environmental monitoring which has been recognised as a fast track and cost effective means of harmonising environmental management and risk mitigation proposals with the development of engineering designs and the construction of all forms of projects. We are able to easily access engineering and cost management expertise through other parts of Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment and the Meinhardt Group. Meinhardt offers comprehensive consulting services in a wide range of environmental activities including: • Environmental Impact Assessment intrusive investigations • Environmental approvals • Due Diligence • Development of Environmental • Marine and Terrestrial Ecological Surveys Management Plans and Systems (EMS) and Assessment • Training on implementing environmental • Modelling for Noise, Air and Water Quality management procedures • Cultural Heritage assessments • Monitoring of environmental impacts • Visual Impact considerations • Audit of environmental management • Planning Consent Negotiation systems, plans and procedures • Pollution Control • Environmental Impact Assessment • Waste Management strategy development Ordinance (EIAO) • Advice on waste management • Environmental Reporting • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) • Contaminated Land assessment and
  • 5. 1. Environmental impact assessment In Hong Kong, the implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance has imposed legal responsibilities and liabilities on developers and owners of infrastructure to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of key projects. These requirements are similar to those imposed in other countries worldwide. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment has extensive experience and expertise in undertaking multi-disciplinary EIAs for infrastructure projects focussing on road and water related developments. We can advise on these requirements and responsibilities and can assist clients in meeting their obligations including: • advice on the coverage of the Ordinance and the schedules of Designated Projects • preparation of Project Profiles • carrying out an EIA • negotiation with the Environmental Protection Department on the results of the EIA • public participation • application for environmental permits • management of environmental mitigation Source: EPD Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 2 of 25
  • 6. 2. Environmental development planning Meinhardt can provide a range of environmental services related to property development to minimise the risk of future financial or environmental consequences while balancing the need for developers to create a commercially viable project. Our understanding of planning procedures and regulations for all types of developments enables us to support planning applications for projects and assist in the negotiations with statutory authorities to gain regulatory and planning support negotiations. We provide expert witnesses and prepare technical evidence in connection with public consultation for environmental issues and can also review assessments of environmentally relevant factors undertaken by other consultants. Our services in this area include: • Due diligence (pre-purchase/sale) investigations Meinhardt is able to provide environmental analysis of a site to a client’s requirements for landowners who are divesting or purchasers looking to acquire a plot of land. Meinhardt specialises in the assessment of (potentially) contaminated land. Clients need to know about their environmental liabilities and compliance obligations and Meinhardt provides concise analysis on site suitability, the need for decontamination, remediation options, implication for development and the resulting financial impacts. This exposes any potential risks before the purchase or sale of land, which allows clients to manage these risks effectively. • Flora, Fauna and Habitat assessments The existence of significant flora, protected fauna and their habitats is increasingly a challenge in the development process as appropriate land becomes scarce. Meinhardt can provide clients with a review of a site which includes desk-top literature reviews, site (field) surveys, appropriate mapping and a review of Net Gain legislation and Offset implications. All of this informs the developer or property owner about how to harmonise development with the existing flora, fauna and associated habitats. • Cultural heritage assessments Gaining an understanding of the cultural heritage issues of a site and the surrounding area can be a complex task with many potential stakeholders, varying opinions and legislative issues. Meinhardt is able to develop research and communication plans which engage and consult with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that development can proceed in a way that satisfies cultural heritage and archaeological requirements. Meinhardt can project manage the sub-consultants required to carry out background research and literature reviews, field and site surveys with appropriate groups and gain consensus on the management and development options proposed. ACultural Heritage Management Plan can also be prepared, where necessary. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 3 of 25
  • 7. • Hydrogeological assessments Meinhardt has a range of experience in carrying out hydrogeological assessments on ‘greenfield’ and former industrial sites to model the potential impact of contaminated groundwater on off-site receptors such as nearby water bodies and sensitive land uses.Our team includes a number of hydrogeologists who are proficient with various groundwater modelling techniques and analysis using software such as MODFLOW, LandSim and Hydrus 2D. Meinhardt staff are also able to model the potential for reuse and the impact of recycled water and then provide ongoing monitoring for reporting to the relevant authority. 3. Environmental construction management Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment carries out environmental monitoring and audits of construction works, and prepares environmental management plans for Contractors and construction sites. Our staff are experienced in advising on environmental policies, including implementation and training requirements. These services are carried out for Contractors in fulfilling their requirements under their contracts or for Employers in a supervisory role. Services include: • collection and audit of environmental monitoring data • preparation and implementation of Environmental Management Plans • secondment of environmental supervisory staff • applications for environmental permits • services under the EIAO Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 4 of 25
  • 8. 4. Environmental audit & environmental management systems Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment undertakes environmental audits to provide a systematic examination of the interactions between a business operation and its surroundings. Complex and rapidly changing legislation together with increasing public concern make this an essential tool for modern business.... • compliance with legislation • waste reduction and recycling • effectiveness of company policies • pollution abatement • identification of hazards and risks • use of appropriate technology for energy efficiency • health and safety in the workplace Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment’s approach to environmental audit is a structured methodology to analyse both technology and procedures and identify impacts locally and globally. We undertake a pre-audit study, a site audit and a post-audit review. Study teams, selected on the basis of their previous experience, make full use of existing data and reports to optimise the use of time during site visits. Interviews with key personnel are often undertaken to gather information on management control systems and to gain an overview of plant operation. The introduction of an environmental management system is a natural follow up to an environmental audit. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment advises on the implementation of environmental management systems and provides appropriate training at all levels. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment has ISO 14001 capabilities and can assist companies with the establishment of 1. Air pollution environmental management systems.... Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 5 of 25
  • 9. 5. Air pollution Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment undertakes studies of air quality for a wide range of projects. We are experienced in assessing air pollution from diverse sources including large combustion plants, specialised waste incinerators and road traffic and have a full range of in house air modelling software to undertake these tasks. We are familiar with the monitoring of substances such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates together with relevant air quality standards. Process emission levels are examined in the light of prevailing legislation to ensure compliance. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment operates a suite of air quality models based on the standard of the US Environmental Protection Agency which, enables the effects of both meteorological conditions over the long and short term and the local topography to be fully determined. 6. Noise assessments Studies include construction noise, noise during operation of major industrial installations such as compressor, turbine and boiler plant, and transportation related noise, especially road and rail traffic. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment has measured, evaluated and developed design solutions to resolve noise problems in a wide range of projects. These have included predictive and analytical approaches to support investigative, diagnostic and design studies. Mathematical modelling skills and the ability to develop computer software to suit particular client needs allow Meinhardt Mouchel to develop cost effective solutions to problems of noise impact on both operating plant and personnel and on surrounding populations. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 6 of 25
  • 10. 7. Water quality We have experience in assessing the impact of existing and proposed schemes on the freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. Our expertise covers monitoring of the aquatic environment using both chemical and biological based approaches and predicting the impacts of developments and recommending means of minimising these effects. Our environmental studies and engineering designs for a range of schemes including the following: • water quality assessments • flood alleviation schemes • sewage treatment works • river basin management schemes • effluent treatment schemes • drainage from roads • desalination works • power station cooling water systems ...We maintain a capability in state of the art computer modelling systems including DELFT3D and we are able to offer modelling services using these tools..... Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 7 of 25
  • 11. 8. Ecological surveys and assessments ....our in-house expertise covers the ecology of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.... We undertake field surveys and desk studies of We have also carried out biomonitoring studies sites in order to identify rare or ecologically to determine distribution of contaminants and important species of plants and animals. Our toxicity tests to determine the potential for in-house expertise covers the ecology of pollution impacts on the aquatic environments. terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment is Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment experienced in assessing the impact of have carried out extensive monitoring programs infrastructural projects on ecologically sensitive for ecological assessments in the marine areas including Sites of Special Scientific environment, including fisheries studies, benthic Interest and Marine and Country Parks. surveys and intertidal surveys. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 8 of 25
  • 12. 9. Environmental training Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment has a detailed understanding of the environmental requirements of Impact Assessment, and considerable experience in providing services in environmental assessment, environmental law, conservation strategies and environmental training and education. This has included the development and management of environmental impact assessment support services for developing countries, consultant selection and organisation for a variety of projects. Thus as well as undertaking and the management of full scale preliminary and scoping exercises for environmental assessment, Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment have also undertaken impact assessment reviews and training in the methodologies and processes associated with environmental assessment, the relationship between environmental assessment and project planning and requirements, sources and analysis of data for environmental assessment. 10. Waste management We offer waste management services to government and industry throughout Asia and Australasia. Our waste management specialists have many years experience in design and development of a large number of transfer stations, landfill sites and incinerators together with knowledge of waste planning, legislation and licensing. Further information on our capabilities and expertise in the waste management industry is included in the attached document: Waste Management capability Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 9 of 25
  • 13. 11. Contaminated land Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment is experienced in the investigation, treatment and redevelopment of contaminated land and contamination issues. We are experienced in dealing with contamination from a wide variety of sources including: • industrial sites (steelworks etc.) • industrial and household waste landfills • colliery and metalliferous spoil heaps • derelict railway land • derelict sewage works • housing land • excavation works and quarries • natural methane-producing land Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment offers a complete range of competencies and integrated approach to environmental due diligence, which forms an integral part of transaction process undertaken predominantly by purchasers, but increasingly by vendors, to evaluate actual and potential environmental liabilities pertaining to business or property, health and safety, employees’ exposure to toxic materials, etc.: • Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments (ESA) Phase 1 assessments involve a review of all available site history and audits of onsite infrastructure to determine potential contaminant sources and location. Phase 2 involves undertaking intrusive works at a site to carry out sampling and Meinhardt staff are skilled at using a variety of investigative methods. Extensive data analysis and clear reporting helps our clients to understand the status of the onsite soils and groundwater. Meinhardt has provided Phase 1 and 2 assessments for many projects including service stations, major commercial developments, foundries, colleges and farmland. Our staff are then able to support clients and their stakeholders through the environmental audit process, if necessary. • Human health and Ecological risk assessments Once a site has been assessed and areas with contaminated soil or groundwater identified, a risk assessment can significantly reduce remediation costs. In assessing the potential risks to human health and the local ecology, Meinhardt utilises qualitative and quantitative methods which can establish site specific clean-up criteria. These criteria are based on the risk profile of the site including the physical properties and toxicity of the contaminants and the exposure routes. Our staff are able to follow up any sampling with qualitative and quantitative assessments using RISC or RBCA software. Risk assessment modelling can also demonstrate and quantify the effect of risk mitigation measures to minimise costs in the remediation phase. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 10 of 25
  • 14. • Phase 3 – Design and Management of contaminated site remediation Following identification of contamination on a parcel of land, Meinhardt is equipped to remediate the site so that it meets Auditor, EPAand Council requirements, allowing for rezoning and/ or sale of the site. Remediation of soil and/or groundwater may be required and the Meinhardt team has extensive experience in the cleanup of both. Meinhardt has utilised a range of remediation methods in its range of contaminated land projects, including remediation by: • chemical reaction; • monitored natural attenuation • isolation (installation of physical barriers); • thermal treatment; • ‘pump and treat’ methods; and • excavation and disposal of contaminant sources. 12. Visual impact assessment Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment has extensive experience in the management of landscape and cartographical surveys. Photomontage and three-dimensional modelling are used to compare structural forms and colour schemes. Advanced computing enables the model of surfaces in three dimensions and to compare the exact appearance of designs as seen from different locations. Our techniques allow adverse visual impacts to be minimised and the appearance of final engineering designs to be optimised in order to enhance the existing environment. 13. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment provides a wide range of GIS capabilities for projects which include mapping and analysing data. GIS mapping has been used for several of Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment projects as an integral part of establishing project databases and allow a wider range of capabilities including database query and statistical analysis with the unique visualisation and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. The incorporation of a GIS system is often now required by decision makers and policy makers for projects which require large amounts of data and the establishment of databases, particularly for environmental, water, transportation, oil and gas projects. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 11 of 25
  • 15. Project Experience Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 12 of 25
  • 16. Client: Australian Super Developments Consultant: Meinhardt Duration / completion: 12 months (2008) Meinhardt was appointed by Australian Super Developments as the contaminated land consultant for the redevelopment of the former Herald & Weekly Times Building redevelopment located on the corner of Flinders and Exhibition Streets in Melbourne. The printing presses for the Herald newspaper and later the Herald-Sun were located in the basement of the on-site building from approximately 1920 to 1970. Major contaminants of concern included heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and solvents resulting from ink use. The façade of the building is Heritage protected therefore it must be retained on-site. The site is being redeveloped for high density residential and commercial use. Meinhardt were commissioned to undertake the following: • Detailed soil environmental site assessment; • Validation of in-situ soils following the removal of underground tanks and ink pipework; • Development of soil disposal and tank extraction guidelines for building contractors; • Assessment of human health risk posed to construction workers, commercial workers and future residents; • Preparation of environmental management plans including a Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) for construction works, an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan and a Groundwater Quality Management Plan. • Liaison with the Environmental Auditor. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 13 of 25
  • 17. Client: Rose Grange, Werribee - Site Remediation Dennis Family Corporation Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment is currently undertaking an environmental site assessment for a large residential developmental site, for the Dennis Family Corporation. The proposed development will consist Consultant: predominantly of commercial, residential purposes as individual subdivisions Meinhardt and a retirement village. Duration / The site is approximately 6 ha in area. It has reported elevated completion: 8 months concentrations of certain environmental contaminants in surface soils (2008) resulting from historical land use. Meinhardt has been engaged to remediate the site and an EPA appointed auditor is overseeing the remediation. Over the coming months Meinhardt will undertake soil sampling, assessment and site remediation. Specific tasks will involve: · Detailed soil and environmental site assessment; · Assessment of human health risk posed to workers and future residents; · Liaison with the Environmental Auditor · Assessment of environmental risk posed to ecological receptors; · Strategic advice on movement of contaminated soils · Preparation of environmental management plans; · Detailed soil sampling and analysis; · Preparation of Remedial Action Plan; · Site Remediation and validation; and · Reporting of results of the investigations. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 14 of 25
  • 18. Client: Australand Holdings Consultant: Meinhardt Duration / completion: 12 months (2008-9) Meinhardt has been appointed by Australand Holdings Pty Ltd as environmental manager for the La Perouse residential development. The site of the sub-division is a relatively flat and lowland area, part of which is within the Carrum Lowlands Floodplain. Plans include 173 housing lots, landscaped space and a lake that will separate the sub-division-site from the golf course. Historically the site has been used for farmland and as a golf course however the site was originally located below the 1 in 100 year flood level and in an area of high potential acid sulfate soils. Previous investigations had also identified that groundwater contained elevated concentrations of heavy metals. At the initial stages of construction the site fs surface level shall be lifted from between 1.5m – 2.5m by the addition of fill material to raise the construction surface above the 1 in 100 year flood line. In an attempt to increase the rate of compaction and settlement of the fill to allow construction to commence, Meinhardt advised that groundwater must not be allowed to mound up under the fill. Therefore Meinhardt undertook detailed hydrogeological modelling to determine the spacing of wick drains to allow any groundwater to drain out of the fill and thus accelerate the rate of settlement. In addition to the detailed hydrogeological work described above Meinhardt has also been commissioned to undertake the following: • Detailed soil and groundwater environmental site assessment; • Acid-sulfate soil testing; • Validation of fill material after placement on the proposed residential site; • Preparation of an Environmental Improvement Plan, an Environmental Management Plan, an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan and a Groundwater Quality Management Plan; • On-going groundwater monitoring. • Liaison with the Environmental Auditor and EPA. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 15 of 25
  • 19. Client: Meinhardt was appointed by Waterfront City Developments, a joint venture Waterfront City between ING Real Estate and The Lewis Land Group, as the contaminated Developments land consultant for the proposed Waterfront City site at Docklands in Melbourne. Consultant: Meinhardt The site is approximately 19 hectares and is bordered by both Victoria Harbour and Moonee Ponds Creek. The site's industrial harbour side history, Duration / close proximity to the former Melbourne Gasworks and a large amount of completion: Ongoing filling undertaken in the early 1900's to reclaim the site from the west – 2007 - present Melbourne swamplands has resulted in significant impacts of volatile hydrocarbons, semi volatile hydrocarbons, cyanide and heavy metals to soils and groundwater. The proposed development will consist predominantly of commercial, parkland and high density residential land uses. Meinhardt was commissioned to undertake the following: • Due diligence advice during the developer bidding phase including financial liabilities assessment associated with contaminated land issues; • Detailed soil and groundwater environmental site assessment; • Acid sulfate soil assessment; • Geophysical (magnetometer) survey to locate previously unidentified underground storage tanks; • Excavation and disposal of approximately 30 underground fuel storage tanks; • Validation of in-situ soils following the removal of underground tanks; • Remediation of groundwater to achieve CUTEP (Clean Up to the Extent Practicable); • Detailed hydrogeological assessment; • Assessment of human health risk posed to construction workers, commercial workers and future residents; • Assessment of environmental risk posed to ecological receptors in Victoria Harbour and Moonee Ponds Creek; • Strategic advice on capping strategies for on-site residual contamination; • Preparation of environmental management plans including a Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) for construction works, an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan and a Groundwater Quality Management Plan. • Liaison with the Environmental Auditor, EPA and Docklands Authority. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 16 of 25
  • 20. Client: Essendon Airport Environmental Management Essendon Airport Pty Ltd Meinhardt has been appointed by Essendon Airport Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Linfox Property Group and The Becton Group, as the environmental manager for the Essendon Airport site. Consultant: Meinhardt The site was once Melbourne's international airport but is now predominantly used for light aircraft and private jets. In 2001 Meinhardt assisted Essendon Duration / Airport Pty Ltd in securing a 99 year operational lease from the federal completion: Ongoing: government. Meinhardt was subsequently appointed as environmental – 2001 - present managers for the airports operations. Meinhardt was commissioned to undertake the following: · Due diligence advice during the bidding phase including financial liabilities assessment associated with environmental issues; · Assistance in preparation of Master Planning documentation for the federal government; · Ongoing strategic advice with regard to airport development including preparation of environmental management plans, impacts of legislation and due diligence assessments; · Detailed soil and groundwater environmental site assessments; · Validation in-situ soils following the removal of underground tanks; · Ongoing groundwater and stormwater monitoring; · Detailed hydrogeological assessments; · Assessment of human health risk posed to construction workers and commercial workers; · Assessment of environmental risk posed to ecological receptors in Steele and Moonee Ponds Creeks; · Strategic advice on capping strategies for on-site residual contamination; · Preparation of a Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) for construction works. · Liaison with the Airport Environmental Officer. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 17 of 25
  • 21. Client: Tuen Mun –Chek Lap Kok Link Environmental Impact Assessment and Highways Department Sustainability Assessment Consultant: Meinhardt Project details: Meinhardt is currently undertaking the EIA for this strategic road link Duration / comprising reclamations, a 1.8km sub-marine tunnel and elevated marine completion: On-going viaducts. Full EIA of the link road being undertaken including marine and (2010) terrestrial impacts on water quality, ecology, cultural heritage, visual impact, noise and air quality. Impacts to marine ecology, especially the rare Chinese Services provided: White Dolphin, are key components. Comprehensive 3D water quality • EIA modelling exercise undertaken for the cumulative impacts associated with • Sustainability the 3 major projects (i.e. Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link, the Hong Kong Assessment Boundary Crossing Facility Reclamation and the Hong Kong Link Road to • EM&A the Hong Kong – Zuhai and Macau Bridge. • Ecological Assessment Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 18 of 25
  • 22. Site Investigation and Contamination Assessment at Client: Civil Engineering and Development Remaining Area of Former Kai Tak Airport and Department Proposed Cruise Terminal Consultant: Project details: Meinhardt Meinhardt undertook the site investigation and contamination assessment at the tip of the former Kai Duration / completion: Completed 2007 Tak Airport runway. Further to the marine investigation of the area for the proposed cruise berthing / turnaround Services provided: • Site investigation basins cum approach channels, land and sediment • Procurement contamination assessment are to be carried out with a • Tender assessment remediation action plan if needed. Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 19 of 25
  • 23. Client: West Island Line Kennedy Town Station, and Overrun Tunnels and MTRC Modification of Sheung Wan Station Detailed Design Consultant: Meinhardt Project details: The project consists of the construction of the Kennedy Town Station and Duration / associated overrun tunnels, modification works at Sheung Wan Station, completion: On-going reinstatement of Forbes Street Playground, new LCSD park and PTI on (2010) existing swimming pool site, Sands Street vertical link, barging point at ex- abattoir site, and scheme design for site office at ex-abattoir site. MIEL was Services provided: responsible for providing environmental support and coordinate with the • EIAO Environmental project team by conducting environmental review and recommendation for Review the design of mitigation measures. • Design Development Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 20 of 25
  • 24. Client: Tung Chung Road – EIA and Independent Environmental Checker Highways Department Project details: Consultant: MIEL carried out detailed investigation including EIA studies. To avoid Meinhardt affecting important species, 12 month terrestrial and aquatic flora and faunal surveys were conducted and baseline established. Alignments avoiding Duration / major ecological receivers and effective ecological mitigation measures were completion: recommended. The project is now under construction and Meinhardt was Completed also appointed as the IEC for the first phase of the construction. Services provided: • EIA • IEC • EM&A Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 21 of 25
  • 25. Client: Marine Mud Study for the Third Runway Airport Authority Hong Kong Project details: The objective of the study was to provide data and assessment on the likely Consultant: scope and risks associated with the excavation, handling and disposal of Meinhardt contaminated mud for the construction of the new runway. The project aimed to identify the reasonable ranges of water and mud that Duration / may be encountered and also quantify the possible quantities of mud completion: volumes that may be affected by various options. Completed 2008 The study also looked at treatment options for the contaminated mud and the potential environmental controls on the dredging operations that may be Services provided: imposed to protect the marine environment. An environmental assessment • Marine engineering of the impacts of the removal and re-disposal of the mud was also • Environmental undertaken. assessment Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 22 of 25
  • 26. Client: Tsing Yi Lantau Link – Feasibility Study Highways Department Consultant: Project details: Meinhardt MIEL was responsible for evaluating all possible alignment options for the approximately 1.7km TYLL, and will recommend a feasible and cost Duration / effective alignment for TYLL. The approach in establishing an optimum completion: alignment is based on the most cost effective solution while avoiding impacts Completed 2008 to key ecological sensitive receivers and minimise dredging requirements. Sustainability assessment using the Computer Aided Sustainability Evaluation Tool model was also undertaken. Services provided: • Environmental Assessment • Sustainability Assessment Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 23 of 25
  • 27. Client: Link Options between Tuen Mun and Lantau – Feasibility Study Highways Department Project details: Consultant: MIEL was responsible for the environmental assessment and inputs for this Meinhardt Feasibility Study to determine the optimum alignment for the road link between Tuen Mun and Lantau. A full assessment of the key environmental Duration / issues and constraints and also sustainability assessment using the CASET completion: model has been undertaken. A more detailed Preliminary Environmental Completed 2008 Review (PER) was conducted for the preferred alignment. Services provided: • Environmental Assessment • Sustainability Assessment Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 24 of 25
  • 28. Client: Performance Verification of Discharge from Tolo Harbour Effluent Export Highways Department Scheme Consultant: Project details: Meinhardt Comprehensive water quality modelling/assessment, design environmental monitoring (including effluent, water, sediment quality and biotic Duration / communities), tendering and procurement for survey/testing, and contract completion: administration. Completed 2008 Services provided: • Environmental assessment • Water quality modelling • Sediment Quality Meinhardt - Environmental Services Page 25 of 25

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