Baseline, Environmental Impact, and Monitoring Studies

Development projects require that the baseline situation before the project starts is assessed, and that impact on the natural and social environment is predicted and monitored. Environmental and social costs versus benefits must be known. Knowledge is needed on measures to reduce adverse impacts and enhance beneficial ones. ESS implements baseline and impact assessment studies in relation to e.g. mining, energy, agriculture, forestry and transport development projects.
ESS has executed the following assignments regarding Baseline, Environmental Impact, and Monitoring Studies:

Assignment Period Client
Additional Baseline Studies in
the context of the ESIA of the
Sabajo Extension of the Merian
Mine (Suriname)
2019 – ongoing ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO) for Newmont Goldcorp
Desk study of Suriname marine / coastal
ecosystems for Biological Baseline Shallow
Offshore ESIA
2019  – 2020 ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO) for Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.
Ecological ground truthing of the
re-aligned haul road trajectory
from Saramacca Concession to
the Mill of Rosebel Gold Mines (Suriname).
2019 – 2020 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
The Third Party Review for the
Cofferdam- Klaverblad Mine Case (Suriname)
2019 ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO) for Bauxite Commission of gov. Suriname.
Additional Baseline Studies in the
context of the ESIA of the Saramacca
Extension of the Rosebel Mine (Suriname)
2018 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Assessment of revegetation success
at Rosebel Gold Mines (Suriname) within
the scope of the Environmental Management
Plan (follow-up)
2018 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Additional Herps Studies in the context
of the ESIA of the Saramacca Extension
of the Rosebel Mine (Suriname)
2018 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Additional Aquatic Ecology / Fish Studies
in the context of the ESIA of the Saramacca
Extension of the Rosebel Mine (Suriname)
2018 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Baseline Studies in the context of the ESIA
of the Sabajo Extension of the Merian
mine (Suriname)
2017 – 2018 ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO) for Newmont Goldcorp (USA)
Assessment of revegetation success
within the scope of the Environmental
Management Plan
2017 – 2018 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Baseline Studies in the context of the
ESIA of the Saramacca Extension of
the Rosebel mine (Suriname)
2017 Iamgold Rosebel Goldmines NV (Suriname), subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation (Canada)
Additional research into the ocurence
of the catfish Cetopsis sp. in the
Merian Concession of Newmont Suriname
2017 – 2018 Newmont Goldcorp Suriname, subsidiary of Newmont Goldcorp (USA)
Facilitate Regular Data Input for
the Stock Assessment of the Atlantic
Seabob Shrimp Industry in Suriname
2017 – ongoing Nautilus Consultants (United Kingdom)
Facilitate Regular Data Input for
the Stock Assessment of the Atlantic
Seabob Shrimp Industry in Suriname
2016 – 2017 Nautilus Consultants (United Kingdom)
Determination of Target Values for
Re-vegetation related to closure of
bauxite mines in Suriname
2015 -2016 SRK Consulting, INC. (USA) for Suralco LLC (subsidiary of ALCOA)
Environmental Characterization
and Assessment of Stowell Landfill (Suriname)
2013 -2014 Suralco LLC (subsidiary of ALCOA)
Determination of Target Values for
Re-vegetation related to closure of
bauxite mines in Suriname
2013 -2014 SRK consulting, INC. (USA) for Suralco LLC
(subsidiary of ALCOA)
Terrestrial ecology assessment for
ESIA of The Suhosa Port / Plan B
project (Suriname)
2012 Environment Resources Management, Inc. (ERM, USA) for Suralco LLC (subsidiary of ALCOA)
Terrestrial Ecology Baseline Study
in relation to Merian Gold Mine
project (Suriname)
2011 – 2012 Environment Resources Management, Inc. (ERM, USA) for Surgold LLC (Newmont-ALCOA joint venture)
Terrestrial Ecological Baseline Study
in relation to Wageningen Sugarcane
project (Suriname)
2011 – 2013 Environment Resources Management, Inc. (ERM, USA) for Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.
ESIA for Staatsolie River Seismic
Exploration Project baseline of / impact
on ‘green’ environment (Suriname)
2011 -2012 Dirk Noordam Environmental Consultant for Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.
Methodological proposal / Work Plan / Cost
estimate for Lelydorp 1 and Para North –
Kankantrie North mines Baseline Studies (Suriname)
2011 Environmental Resources Management, Inc. (ERM, USA) for Alcoa World Alumina, LLC
Scoping study for Environmental Impact
Assessment Pokigron – Pusugrunu road (Suriname)
2010 – 2011 PROSUR (Suriname) for Government of Suriname
Terrestrial Ecology Baseline Study in
relation to Nassau Bauxite Mine project (Suriname)
2010 – 2012 Environment Resources Management, Inc. (ERM, USA) for Suralco LLC (subsidiary of ALCOA)
Evaluation of feasibility of two Palm
Oil Plantation projects in Eastern Suriname
2010 -2011 The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT; The Netherlands)
Assistance in relation to Strategic Environmental
Assessment (SEA) of IIRSA Transport Infrastructure
Initiatives in Suriname and Guyana
2007 – 2008 Royal Haskoning (The Netherlands) / Sunecon (Suriname)
Terrestrial Ecology specialist study, as part
of the ESIA of Bakhuis transport project (Suriname)
2007 – 2009 SRK consulting (South Africa) for BHP Billiton