Environment

Engicon's environmental practice covers a wide variety of services related to environmental studies and engineering that benefit both the public and private sectors. The services provided cover the entire project implementation cycle from project concept development and feasibility studies to detailed design, contract documents preparation, and construction supervision and management. Engicon is also involved in the preparation of strategies, policies, and operation and maintenance manuals, in addition to specialized training related to environmental services.

We help public sector clients protect local communities from pollution by proper planning, management, and engineering of aspects that can have detrimental impacts, such as solid and liquid wastes, gas emissions, or old contaminated sites that may need restoration or redevelopment. In the private sector, Engicon's involvement ensures environmental compliance from the project initiation phase through operation and closure in addition to site restoration and rehabilitation when needed.

Environmental services we provide include:

  • Environment and social impact assessments (ESIAs)
  • Environmental management
  • Municipal solid waste planning and facilities engineering
  • Wastewater treatment plant sludge management
  • Hazardous and industrial waste management
  • Site rehabilitation and redevelopment
  • Site assessments and environmental field investigations
  • Green and sustainability consulting
  • Climate change and carbon footprint studies
  • Green growth development projects
  • Renewable energy projects

Sample Projects

Gaza Solid Waste Management Project

Gaza Solid Waste Management Project

Country: Palestine
Client: Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF)
Year Completed: 2018

This project involved the re-design and construction supervision of a solid waste management facility in Gaza funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD). The redesigned facility was a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill with a 20-year capacity. It included 4 lined MSW cells (with 5-year capacity each), leachate treatment and management facilities, a recycling/composting area, a central site office, and a large warehouse and vehicle maintenance area, in addition to access roads and various infrastructure components.

Engicon's role included developing the design drawings and tender documents for the landfill and associated infrastructure and buildings, in addition to being the supervision team leaders. Engicon was also responsible for capacity building of the client staff to ensure proper handover after construction

Support to Solid Waste Management to Jordanian Communities - Ekeder Disposal Facility

Support to Solid Waste Management to Jordanian Communities - Ekeder Disposal Facility

Country: Jordan
Client: USAID, UNDP, GIZ
Year Completed: Ongoing

Since the 1980s until end of 2016, Ekeder Disposal Facility received a mixture of liquid waste (industrial wastewater and domestic wastewater treatment plant sludge) in addition to municipal solid waste. The majority of liquid waste has been diverted away from Ekeder by 2016 but the liquid waste lagoons are left behind.

Engicon has participated in several liquid waste remediation and solid waste expansion studies and design projects within Ekeder including the following:

  1. The remediation of the Ekeder liquid lagoons project which included detailed environmental testing of the liquids and sediments in the lagoons in addition to laboratory treatability studies. The deliverables of this project which was funded by USAID as part of the Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project and developed in partnership with AECOM included preparation of a feasibility study for site remediation in addition to remediation design and tender documents. The selected technique of the remediation was mechanical evaporation for the liquid sludge and sediment solidification/stabilization with the objective or redeveloping the remediated land into MSW cells to add to the total capacity of Ekeder.
  2. Preparation of design and tender documents for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) emergency cell 1 which was funded by USAID as part of the Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project and developed in partnership with AECOM. The existing land to be developed for this cell prior to the project is a soil borrow pit that was used for daily cover. The implementation phase of the project is being managed currently by UNDP as part of the support to the refugees hosting comminutes.

  3. Preparation of design and tender documents for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) emergency cell 2 which was funded by GIZ.  The existing land to be developed for this cell prior to the project is an old kamkha (stone-cutting liquid sludge) lagoon within Ekeder. The implementation phase of the project is being managed currently by GIZ as part of the support to the Syrian refugee-hosting comminutes. The project also included developing a site operation manual to be used during the operation phase of the cell.