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Title: Environmental impact assessment report : electricity generating facility at One & Only Reethi Rah Resort, Medhufinlolhu North Male’ Atoll
Authors: Zahir, Hussein
Keywords: Legislative and regulatory considerations
Stake holder consultations
Existing environment
Potential impacts of the proposed project
Mitigation and management of negative impacts
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2009
Citation: Zahir, H. (2009). Environmental impact assessment report : electricity generating facility at One & Only Reethi Rah Resort, Medhufinlolhu North Male’ Atoll. Male': Maldives
Abstract: This EIA is in accordance with the requirement of Maldives Energy Authority guidelines that is inclusive of the necessary reporting for their approval to operate power generating facilities in the Maldives. The power generating facility in One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Resort here after also referred as RRR has been in operation since 2006, under the license they have for the operation of a resort in that island. The currently operated power generating facility and its components has been included in the EIA report that was submitted prior to development of the resort. The Generation Equipment includes a power house building, a fuel storage facility for the powerhouse building Diesel Engine Generator (DEG) sets having the capacity of 800kW x 05 + 1000kW x 01 total capacity of 5000 kW as the installed capacity of the DEG sets and fuel storage tanks having 30,000 litres x 06 numbers having the total storage capacity of 180,000 litres of fuel storage tanks and 06 fuel day tanks having the capacity of 200 litres each. The resort been in operation since 2006 has met the general compliance standards imposed by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. As a result the powerhouse and associated facilities at the report has been operated in good standards in general. Sound emissions are within the general guidelines set by EPA. Fuel storage and handling is also within the set guidelines of EPA, however, minor improvements can be made with regard to fuel storage and handling. These improvements are discussed. Additional environmental mitigation measures are discussed with an environmental monitoring program to follow with specific timelines set. The Power system Development of One & Only Reethi Rah Resort is being developed in accordance with the standard of Maldives Energy Authority (MEA). The EIA of the generating facility was prepared to monitor the environment conditions of the powerhouse and nearby the powerhouse building. The environment consultant has visited the island to make the necessary survey, completed the site survey and collected the necessary data to complete the EIA report of the generating facility for the powerhouse building
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