Professional Environmental Consulting Services
Savannah Environmental Services
Savannah Environmental Services
Savannah Environmental provides a comprehensive integrated environmental management service. The undertaking of studies involving all environmental-related disciplines has allowed for considerable experience to be gained in the environmental assessment and management fields. A key focus is Project Management and the integration of environmental studies and environmental processes into larger engineering-based projects, as well as strategic environmental assessment and compliance advice, and the identification of environmental management solutions and mitigation/risk minimising measures.

Through undertaking a broad range of environmental studies, we have gained extensive experience with regards environmental legislation requirements and compliance needs, and can advise our clients regarding the implications which legislation may have for their developments.
The team has experience in the management and assessment of multi-faceted projects, including the establishment of linear developments (national, provincial and local roads and powerlines), electricity generation and transmission, bulk infrastructure and supply (e.g. WTWs, pipelines), the mining industry, urban, rural and township developments, as well as environmental planning, development and management.

Savannah Environmental focuses on the following areas and services:

Environmental Advice and Project Management
  • Strategic environmental management advice for all stages of a project life-cycle
  • Compliance advice/auditing in terms of environmental best practice
  • Internal, external & peer review of environmental assessments & EIA processes
  • Environmental awareness training
  • Siting assessments based on environmental criteria & project feasibility reporting
  • Appraisal, review & evaluation of environmental aspects of projects (transaction advisor)
  • Integration of environmental studies & processes into larger engineering-based projects
  • Advice on Climate Change & cleaner development mechanism (CDM) projects
  • Water & sanitation project appraisal & project implementation

Recent experience includes:
Regional Site Assessment studies for several wind energy facility developments in the Western CapeVarious IPPs & EskomSpecialist consultant
Position Paper: Project Financing and Environmental Risk Management (IFC Performance Standards & Equator Principles) Standard Bank Group LimitedSpecialist consultant / advisor
Environmental Law Awareness Training course presented to Hendrina Power Station managers & operating staffEskom GenerationSpecialist consultant
Review of backlogged EIA applications on behalf of the Northern Cape DTECDEATSpecialist consultant

Environmental Assessment and Planning to ensure Compliance
  • Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in terms of the EIA Regulations (2010)
  • Basic Assessment reporting in terms of the EIA Regulations (2010)
  • Assessments for linear developments & nodal developments
  • Environmental feasibility reporting
  • Environmental Management Programmes & Plans as required by the Minerals & Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)
  • Environmental permitting, including DWAF licence applications (water use, storage, water/effluent discharge, watercourse diversions etc as defined in the National Water Act)

Recent experience includes:
Environmental studies in terms of the MPRDA for the proposed Elitheni Coal Mine, near Indwe, Eastern Cape ProvinceElitheni Coal (Pty) LtdLead consultant, project manager & specialist consultant
EIA & EMP for the proposed Wind Energy Facility on a site in the Western Cape ProvinceEskom GenerationLead EIA consultant, project manager
EIA & EMP for the conversion of the Ankerlig & Gourikwa OCGT power stations to CCGT, Western CapeEskom GenerationLead EIA consultant, project manager
EIA & EMP for the proposed Wind Energy Facility near Hopefield in the Western Cape ProvinceUmoya EnergyLead EIA consultant, project manager
EIA & EMP for the extension of the Welgedacht and Haartebeesfonetin wastewater treatment worksERWATLead EIA consultant, project manager
Basic Assessment for the Medupi Power Station reservoir and pipelinesEskom GenerationLead consultant & specialist consultant
Basic Assessments for several wind monitoring masts in the Western & Northern Cape ProvncesVariousLead consultant & specialist consultant

Environmental Management Tools
  • Environmental Management Plans (EMPs)
  • Environmental site/control officer (ECO) to audit compliance to EMPs & RoDs
  • Environmental Policy, Strategy & Guideline development
  • Environmental Management Framework (EMF) & State of the Environment (SoE) Reporting
  • Assessment & management of environmental risk
  • Environmental management for small-scale mining initiatives
  • Integrated waste management planning

Recent experience includes:
On-site ECO for the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project (De Hoop Dam), LimpopoDWAFOn-site ECO compliance monitoring & reporting
Site-specific EMP for construction & operation of the Braamhoek Integration Project, Free State & KZNEskom TransmissionEskom Transmission Lead consultant & specialist consultant
ECO for the construction of a pipeline at Duhva Power Station, MpumalangaEskom GenerationCO compliance monitoring & reporting
Development of Provincial Guidelines for off-road routes & trails in the Western Cape ProvinceWestern Cape DEA&DP Lead consultant & specialist consultant
Compilation of EMP & ECO compliance monitoring for existing & future development at Tiffindell Ski Resort, Eastern CapeTiffindell Ski (Pty) Ltd Lead consultant, project manager & ECO compliance monitoring

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