Project inputs across 41 countries include overseas and UK pipelines, large scale mining, utilities construction, transport, waste management, renewable energy, water engineering and environmental and social studies.
Huckbody Environmental has been operating since 2002, starting with provision of Environmental and Social Management services to BP/BTC oil and gas pipelines in Georgia. The company moved on to providing Environmental Management to National Grid for the Milford Haven high pressure gas pipelines to Gloucestershire. Several UK commissions followed including a Master Plan development in Russia and advice on the M4 relief motorway project in UK.
The company then Project Managed the large ESIA for a new oil refinery in Cairo, Egypt; and then completed management for World Bank of an ESIA for 1100km of upgraded highway in Kazakhstan, part of the $3 billion investment in the road from China to Russia. The Company was then requested by the World Bank to develop the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Project, to manage land acquisition and compensation for agricultural land, commercial structures and residences required for the Project. 2009 saw the company provide EIA and EMP for motorways in Serbia for the World Bank and then the EMP for the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway for the design consortium QBCC. A short mission to Tajikistan for the World Bank evaluated HSE due diligence for the world’s largest Rogun Hydroelectric power project, involving resettlement of up to 40,000 people.
Other inputs for the World Bank included Green Investment Schemes in Poland and EIAs and EMPs for the National Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Azerbaijan.
Subsequent commissions included major ESIAs for large scale, greenfield mining projects in several countries in West Africa, followed by construction supervision and management of environmental and social departments during operations.
The company Managing Director has 31 years’ experience across 41 countries, specialising in ESIA, Environmental & Social Management Planning and on-site construction of large scale infrastructure projects. Specialist inputs to major infrastructure projects started in the early 1990s; from 1996 to 1998 Andy was the Environmental Manager for the EMAP and RAP on the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Project in Bangladesh. A 1 $ billion highway project linking East to West Bangladesh. Andy was responsible for monitoring and supervising the contractor compliance to the established environmental standards and reporting the findings to the Government of Bangladesh and the International Financiers, who included World Bank, Global Environment Fund, Japanese Bank et al.
The Environmental Management Plan worked in conjunction with the social/resettlement plan, which managed the enforced resettlement of over 100 000 people and provided alternative employment and income generating opportunities. Involved micro-credit from the newly established Grameen Bank.
Over the next decade Andy provided environmental and social management input to numerous international projects, including ESIA and construction supervision on a great many highway projects; establishing offices in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkmenistan as Project Manager for EU TACIS; ESIA of water and wastewater projects; and evaluation of routes for pipeline projects in the UK.
The Director continued to broaden his experience by managing the ESIA and all Environmental and Social aspects for WorleyParsons and African Minerals Ltd (AML), for the Tonkolili iron Ore project in Sierra Leone. Andy then transferred across to African Minerals as their General Manager for Environment, where he was responsible for all environmental aspects for AML, including development of Policy, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), practices and an Environmental Management System (EMS); covering construction of ca. 300km of new rail, redevelopment of a large port facility and an expansive green field iron ore mine. AML was a junior mining company developing the green field Tonkolili Iron Ore project.
The Director then moved on to undertake a Regional Environmental Assessment for the CASA-1000 Project for World Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Afghanistan & Pakistan and manage all environmental and social aspects of the new Tambao manganese mining project in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast for Pan African Minerals. His project responsibilities included large scale resettlement of villages and a community investment programme with an original annual budget of $10 Million.
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