Tilenga Feeder ESMP
This section describes how the mitigation measures identified in this environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) will be implemented and monitored.
The ESIA Report for the Tilenga Feeder Pipeline Project has been prepared in accordance with the National Environment Act, and Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (EIA), 1998.
The development of the ESIA Strategy for the Project was undertaken following discussions between the Project Proponents and the key Ugandan Regulators including National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD). During the life of the Project, the Project Proponents will continually engage with relevant regulatory bodies including NEMA, the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), the Directorate of Water Resource Management (DWRM), National Forestry Authority (NFA), and others as necessary.
On behalf of the Project Proponents, TotalEnergies EP Uganda (TEPU) and the China National Offshore Oil Company Uganda Limited (CNOOC) the ESIA Report was prepared by independent NEMA registered Environmental Practitioners from RSK and Eco & Partner Consult.
The Project Proponents are committed to meeting best international practice for undertaking ESIA and thus the Project’s environmental and social performance will also meet the requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards (PS) (2012).
This section summarises the process undertaken during pre-front-end engineering design (design process before FEED) and FEED to evaluate the technically and financially feasible alternatives for the Tilenga feeder pipeline while taking into account environmental and social impacts.
The term “stakeholder engagement” is a means of describing a broad, inclusive, and continuous process between a company and those potentially impacted that encompasses a range of activities and approaches and spans the entire life of a project (IFC 2007).
This presents the associated facilities that have been screened in to the cumulative impact assessment, and Table H1.2 shows the third-party developments that have been screened in to the cumulative impact assessment based on the criteria defined in Section 5 of the ESIA
The environmental and social impact (ESIA) report is conducted to identify, describe and assess the likely interactions of the Tilenga feeder pipeline with environmental and socio-economic receptors, termed as “valued environmental and social components” (VECs).
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Exploration Area (EA) 1, 1A & EA-2 North Development Project commenced in May 2015 with AECOM as the lead consultant in partnership with Eco & Partner Consult as the local consultant. The project located in Buliisa and Nwoya Districts within Western Uganda.
TEPU & TUOP recognized that the project must follow national and international best practices, like IFC Performance Standards requirements, in particular the requirement for the assessment of feasible alternative of the Project to respond to social & environmental characteristics of the Project area.