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dc.identifier.citationCDE Consulting. (2011). Environmental audit for registration of existing desalination plant and improvement to existing football ground at Kuredu Island Resort Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. Male': Maldivesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this Environmental Audit report is to fulfill the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out the registration of the powerhouse, desalination plant and improvement of existing football ground in Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. The power generation system involves a powerhouse building that houses seven diesel fired generator sets with total capacity of 4585 KVA and a fuel storage facility with total capacity of 240,000 litres. Desalination system involves three plants with a total capacity of 210 tonnes of desalinated water per day and two water storage tanks with storing capacity of 1040 tonnes. The project involves improvements of the existing football ground which is dedicated to the staff purely for their recreational purpose. The major development proposed for this football ground is to level off the ground install drainage system. The structural integrity of the facilities is considered good. Noise levels are perceived as high for a mixed residential and industrial zone although it must be taken into account that space is limited and location of staff areas near powerhouse is inevitable. The main environmental impacts associated with this project include, increased noise levels and other emissions, potential risk for ground water and soil contamination due to fuel spills and leaks, damages to vegetation due to heat and smoke generated from the power house, potential impact on the marine environment due to brine discharge from the desalination process. Visual observation identifies no notable damage to existing vegetation around the powerhouse building and no indication of any fuel spills around the powerhouse area. Marine water quality tests identify no significant contamination. Groundwater quality tests are insufficient to draw conclusions. Improvement to the football grounds is not expected to cause significant adverse impacts. Drainage of water during operation phase will positively affect the groundwater aquifer by contributing to recharging of the aquifer. Mitigation measures that are in place to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the operation of the two facilities include planting of trees in high noise areas and improved maintenance of generator sets.In order to protect the environment from potential fuel spills, fuel storage facilities are bunded to contain any spills and proper pipelines are established for safe fuel transfers. A monitoring plan is proposed to observe any changes taking place due to the operation of powerhouse and desalination plant. In the event that monitoring indicates that any environmental quality is deteriorating to unacceptable levels, the proponent will correct operation procedures that are contributing to the problem and/or undertake necessary engineering installations.en_US
dc.subjectDesalination planten_US
dc.subjectFootball grounden_US
dc.subjectLegislative and regulatory considerationsen_US
dc.subjectExisting environmenten_US
dc.subjectBiological environmenten_US
dc.subjectHuman Environmenten_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental performance and complianceen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen_US
dc.subjectMitigation measuresen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental monitoringen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact assessmentsen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental audit for registration of existing desalination plant and improvement to existing football ground at Kuredu Island Resort Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldivesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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