Ashburton Transhipment – Marine Environmental Studies & Approvals

Project: Ashburton Transhipment – Marine Environmental Studies & Approvals
Client: Mineral Resources Limited
Location Onslow, WA
Date 2020-ongoing
Our Services A Marine Environmental Pre-Feasibility Study and desktop review prepared by O2 Marine considered the marine environmental aspects of the Project and aimed to identify features of conservation significance which may be affected by the Project, make recommendations regarding any suggested design considerations and likely marine studies that would be required to inform the environmental approvals for the Project.  O2 Marine was subsequently engaged to undertake the monitoring programs including water and sediment quality, benthic habitats, bio-contaminants and marine fauna, bathymetric surveys and hydrodynamic modelling for the bitterns and dredge plume dispersion.
Outcome O2 Marine is currently guiding MRL through the marine elements of the environmental approvals phase and preparing the suite of referral supporting documents, including: ·        BCH Assessment Report ·        Baseline Water Quality Assessment Report (Desktop) ·        IMP Risk Assessment Report (Desktop) ·        Sediment Sampling & Analysis Plan (SAP) & SAP Implementation Report ·        Marine Environmental Quality Management Plan ·        Dredging EMP ·        Construction EMP (Marine) ·        Section 38 Referral Supporting Document ·        EPBC Act Referral Supporting Document ·        Sea Dumping Permit Application

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