Environmental Services and Off-shore and On-Shore Emergency Response Plan

Environmental Services and Off-shore and On-Shore Emergency Response Plan

Environmental Services and Off-shore and On-Shore Emergency Response Plan

Cardno Latin America has been working with the Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline (Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados - OCP) since 1998, and conducted the Environmental Impact Study (EsIA) that covered an extensive area between Lago Agrio (in the province of Sucumbíos) and Puerto Balao (in the province of Esmeraldas) with an approximate extension of 500 km, crossing three of the natural regions of Ecuador (the rainforest, the mountainous highlands, and the coast). During the construction phase, Cardno Latin America was in charge of community relations, coordinated between the private and public stakeholders, and was responsible for the environmental management and monitoring process, with the objective to minimize impacts and avoid unnecessary interruptions to the project. Likewise, Cardno Latin America was in charge of carrying out the archaeological rescue, as well as the monitoring the flora and fauna. During the operational phase, Cardno Latin America was responsible for the designing of the Off-Shore and On-Shore Emergency Response Plan, which incorporates the GOSRPS (GIS-Based Oil Spill Response System), a tool used in spill planning and response.