Environmental Capabilities

 

Centre of Excellence will put you on track to successfully achieve your company's long and short-term environmental goals. We have worked with some of the largest organsiations in the world, bur regardless of the size of the project we will apply a professional, thorough approach to solve your problems and help you stay compliant.

 

 



 

Assessment of 15 Wastewater Treatment Plants
Client – Saudi Aramco
ARM teamed up with Gulf Consult to conduct an assessment of 15 wastewater treatment plants for Saudi Aramco. The assessment covered refineries, gas plants and terminals located at different locations within the Kingdom. ARM provided technical assessment of the unit operations at each of the 15 facilities and addressed the unit operations and the treatment system as a whole. Recommendations were given on improving the performance of the unit operations and the feasibility of separating any streams to improve the performance of the treatment systems, lower the loads and minimize water consumption. Also, recommendations for treatment, reuse or recycling of the effluents were investigated as well.

 

Wastewater Study, Ras Tanura Refinery
Client – Saudi Aramco
A new facility was proposed by Saudi Aramco to transfer the sanitary sewer water from Ras Tanura Terminal South (RTTS) to Rahima Sewage treatment Plant via Admin Lift Station outside the refinery.
ARM was contracted to conduct a detailed flow investigation and characterisation and calculate average, peak and maximum hourly and daily flow rates; and investigate the capacity of the existing lift station against current flow conditions; and do flow analysis to ensure that the pump station capacity is able to handle additional flow rates.

 

Design of Wastewater Treatment System, Jeddah Refinery
Client – Saudi Aramco
ARM was contracted to prepare design and calculations for the MBR, oil water separation, sludge drying system. ARM has selected a system (centrifugal system to separate the wax and oil from the wastewater to be able to recycle it and minimize overall water consumption. The same approach was used for the sludge drying. 

 

Project Risk Assessment
Client – Saudi Aramco
ARM was contracted by Radicon Gulf to prepare a Project Risk Assessment (PRA) for Saudi Aramco Project No. BI-10-00873 - Install Sanitary Wastewater Conveyance Facility at Ras Tanura Terminal South (RTTS). The Project Risk Assessment was prepared by a team comprised of Saudi Aramco, Radicon Gulf Consult and AH. There were a total of 37 risk factors considered that could have an impact on this projects. Each of these risk factors were risk assessed to prioritise them, and specific action items were agreed which must be implemented to control the different risks.

 

Project Risk Assessment
Client – Saudi Arabian Mining Company
ARM was contracted by Radicon Gulf to prepare a project and safety risk assessment for the Maaden project. The Project Risk Assessment was prepared by a team comprised of Saudi Aramco, Radicon Gulf Consult and AH. The purpose of this project is to install pipeline to convey treated effluent water from existing sewage treatment plant in the city of Taif to four Maaden mine sites. The total length of the pipeline is approximately 506 Km.

 

Environmental Impact Assessment
Client – Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden)
ARM was contracted by Radicon Gulf to prepare a comprehensive EIA for Maaden’s effluent pipeline project. The purpose of this project is to install pipeline to convey treated effluent water from existing sewage treatment plant in the city of Taif to four Maaden mine sites. The total length of the pipeline is approximately 506 Km.

 

EIA and Environmental Permitting of a Calcined Petroleum Coke Project
Client: Gasan Investment & Industrial Development Co.
GASAN has contracted ARM to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Permit Application Package (PAP) for its project for producing Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia at a capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year. The company will be importing green petroleum coke (GPC) through Jubail Commercial Port facilities and treating it by removing the volatile organic matter (VM) via the calcination process to produce high grade carbon product, calcined petroleum carbon (CPC). CPC is used as a raw material for the anode manufacturing utilized by the aluminum industry.

 

Nylon 6,6 and Fabrication Facility, EIA and Environmental Permitting
Client: Gulf Consult/Jacobs Engineering
Jacobs Engineering contracted ARM/Gulf Consult to prepare an EIA for the Saudi Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Conversion Company.  The new facility will produce nylon 6,6 from 90 wt. % Hexamethylenediamine [1,6-hexanediamine, H2N(CH2)6NH2] water solution (HMDA) and Adipic Acid powder (ADA) [Hexanedioic Acid, HOOC(CH2)4COOH] in Jubail Industrial City, KSA.  The proposed facility also includes a nylon compounding unit in which the raw nylon polymer is mixed with various additives to produce the required characteristics for various products.  The plant includes facilities for the fabrication of pipe, pharmaceutical products, complex caps and closures, automotive parts, electrical fittings and drip irrigation tubing.  ARM was responsible for completion of the technical assessment of all environmental impacts to meet World Bank/IFC standards.  ARM also assisted Jacobs in the preparation of the permit application package.

 

Seamless Tube Mill, Environmental Permitting
Client: ArcelorMittal, Saudi Arabia
ArcelorMittal Jubail has started the construction activities of its 600 kt/yr seamless tube mill in Jubail 2 to serve the fast growing Middle East energy tubes market. ARM was contracted by the company to prepare the Environmental Permit Application for its Environmental Permit to Operate (EPO).

 

Vehicle Assembly Facility, Environmental Impact Assessment
Client: Isuzu Motors Ltd.
ARM was contracted to prepare an environmental impact assessment and issue related environmental permits for Isuzu’s plant for assembling a medium-duty "F-Series" with a capacity of 600 trucks per year. This is the first assembly line in the region and in the Middle East for a Japanese company and it was built in Dammam 2nd Industrial City which is managed by Modon.

 

Environmental Risk Register and Environmental Scoping 
Client: Geophysical Data Acquisition (GDAD) - Saudi Aramco
ARM in association with Arensco prepared a register of aspects to reflect the current impacts Aramco geophysical data acquisition operations have on the environment. The review encompassed both direct and indirect aspects (direct aspects are directly attributable to the company and indirect aspects occur upstream and downstream) relating to Saudi Aramco’s activities, products and services.

 

Preparation of an Environmental Procedures Manual
Client: Booz and Company/ Saline Water Conversion Company (SWCC)
Booz and Company contracted ARM to assist in their project to identify needs and processes to support the reorganization of management functions for the Saline Water Conversion Company (SWCC) in Saudi Arabia.  The new organizational structure includes a separate defined organizational function for Safety, Security and Environmental systems.  ARM produced a comprehensive and detailed manual to guide SWCC in their efforts to establish and implement an environmental management program, environmental management system, and reporting and recordkeeping activities to track organizational and business unit progress toward achieving defined environmental objectives.

 

Permit Application Package for an EVA/LDPE Polymerization Facility
Client: GS Engineering/Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPChem)
ARM prepared the environmental Permit Application Package (PAP) for a new EVA/LDPE polymerization plant to be located at SIPChem’s existing facilities in Jubail Industrial City.  The facility is designed to produce EVA and LDPE from ethylene and vinyl acetate monomer raw materials.  The PAP application involved the preparation of a stand-alone permit for the new EVA facilities and the upgrade of the existing Utilities and Offsite (U&O) permit.

 

Environmental Risk Register and Risk Assessment 
Client: BMMI Bahrain
ARM in association with OSHOEHA prepared a register of environmental aspects to reflect the current impacts of BMMI owned operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  BMMI is an international company that supplies food and consumer products for a variety of applications.  The scope of work for this project included the development of the environmental aspects register, definition of risks, and identification of appropriate mitigation measures for BMMI central offices and warehousing facilities, retail outlets including two grocery stores, and a production facility that prepares packaged food items for retail outlets around Bahrain.  The registers were developed to assist in the successful certification of these outlets for ISO 14001.

 

Environmental Risk Register and Environmental Scoping 
Client: Geophysical Data Acquisition (GDAD) - Saudi Aramco
ARM in association with Arensco prepared a register of aspects to reflect the current impacts Aramco geophysical data acquisition operations have on the environment. The review encompassed both direct and indirect aspects (direct aspects are directly attributable to the company and indirect aspects occur upstream and downstream) relating to Saudi Aramco’s activities, products and services.

 

Environmental and Health Assessment of Housing Development
Client: Royal Commission for Jubail
The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RC) has determined the need for a study to assess the environmental and health impacts associated with the expansion of residential area in Jubail City into an area (Sabkha or salt flats) that used for the evaporation of extra irrigation water in Jubail Industrial City (JIC). This area became with time a bird sanctuary containing up to 80,000 birds during the winter seasons.
The study described the relevant environmental conditions prior to reclamation of the areas identified for residential development; assessed such conditions on the future development of the area; assessed the impacts of any development that will take place there (short term and long term); and proposed mitigation measures to control any adverse impacts that may arise from the development activities of the study areas. Also, the study included the preparation of an environmental management plan and an environmental monitoring plan.

 

Polysilicon Manufacturing Facility, Environmental Permitting
Client: Polysilicon Technology Company (PTC)
Polysilicon Technology Company (PTC) will be producing 3000 MTA of on-spec solar (PV) grade polysilicon. The project includes Trichlorosilane (TCS) Production via Hydro-chlorination, TCS Purification, and Polysilicon Reactors to manufacture PV Grade Polysilicon. ARM was contracted to prepare an Environmental Permit Application (PAP) for PTC. 

 

Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS) - Stack Testing Services
Client – ERM for Saudi Aramco
ERM has contracted ARM to conduct a test for one of the facilities fuel gas fired boiler for a period of 1 week.  Continuous emission measurement data has been measured and recorded for NOx, SO2, O2, flow rate, and CO2. ARM AH has provided a fully equipped source testing station (including certified calibration standards and other necessary gases to the agreed location at the Aramco facility and conducted the test to client’s satisfaction.

 

Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS) - Stack Testing Services
Client – ERM for BAPCO
ERM has contracted ARM to conduct a test for one of the utility boilers for a period of 1 week as part of the development of a PEM system.  Continuous emission measurement data has been collected for NOx, SO2, O2, flow rate, and CO2. ARM has provided a fully equipped source testing station (including certified calibration standards and other necessary gases to the agreed location at the Bapco facility and conducted the test to client’s satisfaction.

 

Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS) - Stack Testing Services
Client – Rockwell Automation for BAPCO Base Oil Production Facility
Pavilion Technologies, a subsidiary of Rockwell Automation, has contracted ARM to conduct air pollutant emission testing for use in the preparation of predictive emissions monitoring systems for multiple sources at the newly commissioned Base Oil Production Facility at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) refinery in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Continuous emission measurement data is measured and recorded for NOx, SO2, O2, flow rate, and CO2. ARM has provided a fully equipped source testing station (including certified calibration standards and other necessary gases to the agreed location) at the refinery and conducted the test to client’s satisfaction.

 

Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS) - Stack Testing Services
Client – Rockwell Automation for Tatweer Petroleum
Pavilion Technologies, a subsidiary of Rockwell Automation, has contracted ARM to conduct air pollutant emission testing for use in the preparation of predictive emissions monitoring systems for multiple sources in the oil and gas production field in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Continuous emission measurement data is measured and recorded for NOx, SO2, O2, flow rate, and CO2. ARM has provided a fully equipped source testing station (including certified calibration standards and other necessary gases) to the field and conducted the test to client’s satisfaction.

 

Supplier Safety Manual
Client – Saudi Aramco
ARM has worked with EHA Soft on the development of a Supplier Safety Manual to assist Aramco suppliers in developing comprehensive health and safety systems to demonstrate the necessary leadership and commitment required for the success and continual improvement of the health and safety management system. The manual consisted of ways and methods to develop the following: health and safety policy; hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control; emergency preparedness and response; objectives, targets and programs; roles and responsibilities; incident reporting and investigation; corrective and preventive actions; competence, training and awareness; communication, participation and consultaion; chance management; internal auditing; and management review. 

 

Ergonomic/ Health and Safety Study
Client – SC Johnson, Saudi Arabia
ARM was contracted by SC Johnson to prepare an ergonomic study for its plant which is composed of liquid line for home cleaning products and an aerosol line for the aerosol products. The study covered as well the packaging operations for the liquid and aerosol lines, re-packing and office environment. The scope of work encompassed as well occupational workers exposure to chemicals, illumination in the workplace, noise assessment and ventilation assessment. 

 

Development of Safety Management System
Client – Dar Al-Fursan, Saudi Arabia
ARM in association with EHA developed a safety management system for Dar Al-Fursan which is a supplier of electrical and power systems to the industrial sector.

 

Safety Audit
Client – MIS Arabia, Saudi Arabia
ARM conducted a health and safety walkthrough visit to MIS Arabia facilities in Jubail Industrial city to review the site operations and discuss the benefits of operating a formalised safety management system such as OHSAS18001. Also, a safety walkthrough took place to identify any challenges and opportunities.

 

Comprehensive Health and Safety Audit
Client – SC Johnson, Egypt
ARM was contracted to conduct a comprehensive audit of SC Johnson’s operations in Egypt. The audit addressed: building and floors, lighting, ventilation, hygiene facilities, aisles, storage and good stacking, housekeeping, color coding, machine guarding, LO/TO, labelling, walkways, stairs and ladders, lifting, hazardous materials, motorized equipment, hand tools and portable equipment, electrical, PPEs (head, foot, protective clothing, eye and face, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, safety harness, hand as well as issue, maintenance and control of PPEs), notices and signs, fire (fire extinguisher, alarm system, drills), emergency planning and response, records, incident investigation, statistics, insurances, management commitment and staff, training, posters, medical examinations, procedures, work permits, off the job safety & safety policies. The audit took resulted in assessing existing conditions at the facility and comparing them to applicable laws and regulations and the provision of follow-up action plan for the company to address any health or safety issues.

 

Due Diligence - Hazardous Waste Management Facility
Client: Confidential, Canada
ARM experts were contracted to audit the operations of hazardous waste management facility (incineration, chemical treatment, physical treatment, Class I and II landfills) in Ontario as part of a due diligence study. Areas covered: material receiving and storage, under-ground and above-ground storage tanks, waste processing and incineration, air emissions, noise, on-site waste generation, surface and groundwater quality, EHS and regulatory agency review.

 

Oil Processing and Manufacturing Facility, Environmental Impact Assessment
Client – Sorrel Tracey, Quebec, Canada
ARM was contracted to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment for an oil processing facility. Work encompassed impacts on air, water, soil, flora and fauna as well as EHS. In addition, ARM has developed an environmental monitoring plan for the proposed project during its construction and operational phases.

 

Beach Development, Environmental Impact Assessment
Client - Masro for Specialized Contracting, Egypt
Masro for Specialized Contracting were mandated to build a 150,000 square foot, three-story hotel and a convention center on the Red Sea, 150 km away from Cairo. ARM was assigned to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment for the project as per World Bank and IFC guidelines. The work encompassed impacts on air, water, soil, flora and fauna, and most importantly, impacts on the marine environment. Special precautions were made during the construction phase to protect the rich marine environment at the site, as well as for the disposal of wastewater and solid waste during construction and operation. Both Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and Operational EMP plans have been developed.

 

Power Generation, Environmental Assessment
Client: Confidential, Ontario - Canada
An environmental assessment was carried out for the construction and operation of a used fuel dry storage facility at one of the power plants in Ontario, Canada. The assessment was prepared as per the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).
ARM experts conducted a comprehensive technical review of the main report which consolidated and summarized all aspects of the environmental assessment as well as the technical support documents which present the detailed results of the studies, and present details of the assessment of environmental effects.


Mushroom Farm, Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Assessment
Client: Confidential, Saudi Arabia
Mushroom farms may use compost that can be generated from chicken and horse manure. ARM’s client had a horse and chicken farm and hired ARM to study the feasibility of building a small composting plant, thereby using the compost in the mushroom farm. This served a number of purposes:
ARM was contracted to carry out the feasibility study for the above project. The project showed it was feasible to use appropriate technologies for composting and build the mushroom farm. The distribution and marketing of the mushroom were among the challenges due to the remoteness of the site.
The Environmental Impact Assessment for the project has encompassed impacts on air, water, soil, flora and fauna, EHS, etc. Also, one aspect was the generation of income and technology transfer as this was the first project in the country. Moreover, ARM has developed an environmental monitoring plan for the proposed project during its construction and operational phases.

 

Electronic Component Manufacturing Facility - Air Permit Application
Client: Confidential, Canada
ARM was contracted to prepare an air permit application for one of its clients in Ontario which manufactures electronic components.

 

Recycling and Composting Facility in Gaza, Palestine
Client: Composts du Quebec, Canada
ARM was responsible for the review of the initial feasibility of a composting and recycling project in Gaza, Palestine. ARM evaluated the technical feasibility and potential economic advantages of utilizing waste generated by Gaza city and selected agricultural residues in the proximity of the city for composting and recycling using appropriate technologies (SME).
Different sites were evaluated for the study. A comprehensive baseline study was carried out. An EIA was prepared for the selected site, describing the existing environment, the project, alternatives to the project, environmental and socio-economic impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and environmental monitoring plans.
Meetings to discuss the project and information obtained were held periodically with relevant governmental agencies. ARM has also identified investors that are interested in investing in the recycling component of the project. The municipality had agreed to provide the land at no cost, pays a small tipping fee for each ton of waste received, and provide the utilities needed for the project.

 

Food Processing Facility – Audit of the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant
Client: Frito-Lay, Canada
ARM conducted an audit of the company’s industrial wastewater treatment plant. The design of the plant along with its operations have been reviewed. Samples were analyzed along the treatment process to identify the bottleneck and recommend measures to improve the performance of the plant. A number of measures were identified such as separating some of the cleaner wastewater streams and reusing other streams. This has led to decreasing the volume of wastewater that is being sent to the treatment plant and minimizing the overall water consumption of the facility.

 

Spent Caustic Treatment, Feasibility Study
Client: NBT International, Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, most of the olefins plants and refineries use caustic to remove impurities from the feedstock, like sulfur, CO2  H2S and mercaptans. A quantity of around 1200 tons of caustic is consumed on daily basis in petrochemical facilities and another 500 tons per day are consumed in refineries.
Spent caustic is one of the most problematic waste streams generated in the olefins plants and in refineries due to its large quantity and its high sulfide concentration. Most industries in Jubail incinerate the spent caustic. Even though incineration can treat the spent caustic, but it requires large quantities of fuel and generates gaseous emissions such as NOx, SOx, CO and PM.
NBT International is working with ARM to develop a project in Jubail for the collection, storage and treatment of spent caustic.

 

Air Dispersion Modeling for Petrochemical Facility
Client: Sipchem, Saudi Arabia
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) was in the process of constructing storage tanks for acetic acid and acetic anhydride at the industrial port in Jubail, Saudi Arabia where loading of these chemicals would take place.
Sipchem has contracted ARM to prepare an air dispersion model for acetic acid (AA) and acetic anhydride (AAn) emissions generated during loading at the port.
 ARM has conducted air dispersion modeling analysis for this project, as required by Royal Commission, to assess the magnitude of impacts of AA and AAn emissions on the ambient air quality relative to limits specified below. As per the regulations, air dispersion modeling analysis has been conducted to reflect the facility design, meteorological conditions, source configurations, and incorporates emission rates resulting from loading at the berths. The analysis has employed using an approved dispersion model which is Aermod. The Royal Commission has provided Sipchem with meteorological hourly data from the year 2002 at one of the Commission’s monitoring sites in Jubail, which were forwarded to ARM for processing and incorporation into the model. This work was carried out according to the requirements of the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu

 

Waste Management, Sorting at-Source and the Initiation of a Small and Micro Enterprise Project
Client: ICED, Egypt
ARM was involved in the preparation of a feasibility study and design of a system for the sorting of household waste at-source, and the initiation of small and micro enterprise projects (SME) for the recycling of secondary materials (plastics, metals, paper and glass) and the composting  of the organic waste generated in the project area. The project included a waste audit, socio-economic study, a feasibility study, preliminary EIA and pre-engineering designs for the proposed systems.

 

Waste Management System in 2 Governorates in the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian Authority
Client: Palestinian Hydrology Group – Ramallah, Palestine
Separate studies were conducted to investigate and evaluate the existing waste management system and their suitability from environmental and public health aspects in 2 governorates in Gaza and the West Bank. The initiation of a small and micro-enterprise (SME) project for the recycling of secondary materials was explored.
The study also investigated the evaluation and study of a number of sites that can be used as sanitary landfills for the proper disposal of waste. EIAs for the selected sites were prepared as per the Equator Principle and encompassed the environmental and socio-economic impacts associated with the projects.

 

Integrated Wastewater Treatment and Reuse System in the Palestinian Authority
Client: Canadian International Development Agency, Canada
ARM was responsible for the preparation of a needs assessment and a pre-feasibility study for the development of an integrated system for wastewater collection, treatment and reuse of irrigation for a community of 6000 inhabitants in Beni Zeid municipality in Palestine. The project covered an area of 35,000 acres (including 1000 acres of residential area, 25000 as agricultural areas and 9000 as uncultivated areas).
ARM prepared a Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment and a Scoping study as part of the pre-feasibility study. A Baseline study was carried out for the area. Also, the impacts of the project (environmental and socio-economic) were identified and evaluated. Naturally, such a project had more of a positive impact due to the fact that wastewater will be managed properly, land will be cultivated and income will be generated. An environmental monitoring plan was developed during the construction and operation phase of the project.

 

Integrated Industrial Waste Management System for an Industrial City in Egypt
Client: Geniver Group, Canada
ARM was hired to conduct a needs assessment study for the management of industrial waste in the 10th of Ramadan industrial city. A field study was carried out to quantify and characterize the waste generated in the city. Meetings were held with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and the 10th of Ramadan Businessmen Association. Their support was needed due to the challenges of having the industries pay tipping fees in addition to collecting the industrial waste. An environmental baseline study was carried out as part of the site selection. A number of sites were evaluated for the selection of the most appropriate one.

 

Asbestos Manufacturing Facility - Environmental Audit
Client: Experco International – JM Asbestos, Vietnam
The uses of chrysotile are numerous because of its outstanding qualities as an inexpensive building material. For example it can be used to build roofs for residential and industrial buildings, large pipelines to bring fresh water to remote areas where unsanitary water is a major health problem. Costs of chrysotile containing materials are as little as half the cost of competing materials such as aluminium, PVC, and galvanized iron sheets, etc.
This environmental study was prepared according to the requirements of CIDA’s Industrial Cooperation Program (CIDA-INC.). The work encompassed air quality, noise, solid waste, wastewater, soil remediation, spill control, health and safety, and

 

EMS Development

Client: Experco International – A project in Vietnam funded by the Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA).

 

Overhaul and Maintenance of Military Aircrafts
Client: Acro Aerospace – Vancouver, Canada
ARM was tasked by Acro Engineering to study, research and identify substitutes for ozone depleting substances used on the CH 124 military helicopters.  More than 50 manuals where information on the ODS and their applications in the CH 124 Fleet were given to ARM. The team reviewed available CFTO’s to identify processes and chemicals used. A total of 27 manuals were furnished by DND or available at ACRO’s technical library. The remaining CFTO’s could not be reviewed as they were not received from DND. Still, substitutes for all ozone depleting chemicals mentioned in the list given to ACRO were identified.


Ceramic (Clay Pipe and Brick) Manufacturing Facility, Environmental Audit and EIA
Client: KEPECO, Egypt
ARM prepared a comprehensive pollution prevention (P2) programs covering air pollution, energy conversation, solid waste management and recycling. ARM has also prepared a plan for the remediation of soil contaminated with diesel at the facility (Client: KEPCO; project implementation was funded by KfW – Germany).
In addition, ARM was asked to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment for doubling the facility’s capacity. The EIA encompassed emissions and discharges from the existing facility in addition to the impact of the future expansion. The EIA was carried out as per the IFC guidelines.

 

Environmental Auditing and P2 Plan – Textile Printing and Dyeing Facility
Client: Aouf Textiles, Egypt
ARM has conducted an environmental audit and site assessment. The work covered water consumption, wastewater treatment, material handling, spill control, soil remediation, health & safety as well as an Environmental Management System.
ARM has prepared a comprehensive pollution prevention (P2) program covering air pollution, energy conversation, solid waste, wastewater treatment and recycling.

 

Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning – Pigment Manufacturing Facility
Client: DCC, Ontario
P2 plan was prepared to provide DCC and the City of Toronto with guidelines and options to eliminate or minimize the generation of 3,3’ dichlorobzidine (DCB) in selected waste streams from the facility. DCB was the only subject pollutant generated by DCC and listed in Appendix 1 of the City of Toronto Sewer Use By-Law. The generation of DCB by general production is very small in volume (parts per billion) relative to other subject pollutants which may be generated at other industrial facilities. However, the presence of DCB in the waste stream may have an adverse impact on the health of the citizens. Therefore, ARM proposed a number of measures to eliminate the generation of DCB in any waste stream due to the fact DCB is considered a probable human carcinogen by Environment Canada.
A plan provided an overview of waste generating processes and presented options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling.  Reducing the generation of these materials at the source, or recycling the wastes on site, will benefit the facility.  This was achieved by ensuring compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, as well as lowering the liabilities associated with the generation of 3,3’ dichlorobzidine currently regulated by the City of Toronto.  

 

Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning – Paint Manufacturing Facility
Client: Envirotech, Egypt
ARM has prepared a pollution prevention (P2) programs covering water consumption, wastewater treatment, material handling, waste management, spill control, health & safety, and EMS.

 

Permit Application Package for Seamless Pipe Manufacturing Facility
Client:  Arcelor Mittal
ARM prepared the permit application package in support of the Environmental Permit to Operate a new seamless pipe manufacturing facility located in the Jubail 2 Industrial area of Jubail Industrial City.   The facility is designed to produce 600,000 tpy of steel pipe ranging from 2 3/8 inch to 14 inch diameter.  The process includes a large rotary hearth furnace to heat and stretch steel billets to the appropriate diameter and length and various quenching and tempering furnaces to produce pipe with the appropriate characteristics for a variety of applications. 

 

Permit Application Package for Float Glass Manufacturing Facility
Client: Azmeel International/Gulf Consult
ARM prepared the permit application package in support of the Environmental Permit to Construct for a new float glass manufacturing facility located in the Jubail 2 industrial area of Jubail Industrial City.   The facility is designed to produce 146,000 tpy of high quality float glass suitable for use in solar photovoltaic cells.  The facility is designed to operate continuously to produce glass of variable thickness.  Subsequent processing capabilities for coatings, lamination and tempering are included as well as a separate facility to prepare glass components for solar photovoltaic cells.  The glass produced will be of highest quality in terms of light transmission specifically for the solar cell applications.

 

Environmental Impact Assessment for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Production Facility
Client: URS Saudi Arabia/Tecnicas Reunidas Spain
URS Saudi Arabia and ARM teamed on this project to assist Tecnicas Reunidas Spain in the preparation of an EIA for a new 140,000 tpy Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) polymerization facility that is being constructed for Petrokemya in Jubail Industrial City.  The project includes ship unloading of acrylonitrile, storage facilities in the King Fahd Industrial Port in JIC, and transmission of the ACN to the battery limits of the plant.  Butadiene and styrene are supplied by pipeline from other facilities in JIC.  The project includes its own utilities including a demineralizer, boiler, hot oil heater, and a thermal oxidation system consisting of a regenerative thermal oxidizer and two incinerators.  The EIA identified the environmental impacts and recommended appropriate mitigation measures to minimize the calculated impacts.


Environmental and Ecological Assessment  for a New Residential Development
Client: Fahd Ali Reza Engineering and Construction Company/Gulf Consult
The Royal Commission in Jubail is planning to fill the Sabkaht Al  Fasl area for use as expansion of the residential sector of Jubail Industrial City. The Sabkha area had been used for 30 years as an evaporation pond for the storage of excess treated wastewater from JIC and the industrial operations in JIC.  Over that time, it had become a highly valued man-made wetland system that supported significant wildlife, particularly for migratory wading birds during their annual migration from Eastern Europe to Africa.  The project identified the impacts associated with the loss of this wetland area, and assessed the potential health impacts that could result from using the area as a residential development.  A rapid ecological assessment was conducted to quantify the diversity and numbers of bird and other species that are resident in the lagoon areas.  Samples of water, soil, and groundwater were analyzed to determine the composition to document the potential for possible health effects.  Noise and odor measurements were also made to understand the potential for annoyance impacts on potential residents of the new development.