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Rotan Gas Floating Storage Regasification

Unit ESIA

Vol I - Final Non-Technical Summary

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April 2017

Rotan Gas Limited

357718 PWR PHR 1 A

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21 April 2017

Rotan Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit ESIA

Vol I - Final Non-Technical Summary

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Rotan Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit ESIA

Vol I - Final Non-Technical Summary

April 2017

Rotan Gas Limited

P.O. Box CT 6218 Cantonments Accra Ghana

Mott MacDonald, Victory House, Trafalgar Place, Brighton BN1 4FY, United Kingdom

T +44 (0)1273 365 000 F +44(0) 1273 365 100 W www.mottmac.com

357718/PWR/PHR/1/A 21 April 2017 .

Rotan Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit ESIA Vol I - Final Non-Technical Summary

Revision Date Originator Checker Approver Description

A 21 Sep 2016 T. Cinar A. Dal Mut I.D. Scott Draft submission to EPA

B 21 April 2017 A. Dal Mut A. Dal Mut I.D. Scott Final submission to EPA

Issue and revision record

Information class: Standard

This document is issued for the party which commissioned it and for specific purposes connected with the above-captioned project only. It should not be relied upon by any other party or used for any other purpose.

We accept no responsibility for the consequences of this document being relied upon by any other party, or being used for any other purpose, or containing any error or omission which is due to an error or omission in data supplied to us by other parties.

This document contains confidential information and proprietary intellectual property. It should not be shown to other parties without consent from us and from the party which commissioned it.

357718/PWR/PHR/1/A 21 April 2017 .

Rotan Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit ESIA Vol I - Final Non-Technical Summary

Chapter Title Page

1 Introduction 1

1.1 What is the Project? _________________________________________________________________ 1 1.2 Who is developing the Project? ________________________________________________________ 2 1.3 Where is the Project located and what is is the Area of Influence? _____________________________ 2

2 The Project 6

2.1 Why is the Project needed? ___________________________________________________________ 6 2.2 Project components _________________________________________________________________ 7 2.3 How were the Project site and technology selected? ________________________________________ 7

3 Assessing Environmental and Social Impacts 10

3.1 What are the Project activities that could affect the environment and people? ____________________ 10 3.2 How was the Project assessed? _______________________________________________________ 10 3.3 How will people and the environment be affected? ________________________________________ 10

4 Cumulative impacts 15

4.1 What are the cumulative impacts and how they can be avoided? _____________________________ 15

5 Managing environmental and social impacts 16

5.1 How will environmental and social impacts from the Project be managed? ______________________ 16

6 Additional information 18

6.1 How do I find out more about the Project? _______________________________________________ 18 6.2 How do I have my say? _____________________________________________________________ 18

Appendices 19 Appendix A. Grievance Form ___________________________________________________________________ 20

Contents

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This document is a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) which presents a summary of

the findings of the environmental and social impacts assessment (ESIA) for a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) and

associated pipelines (the Project).

The ESIA and supporting documents, including an Environmental and Social

Management and Monitoring Plan (ESMMP) have been prepared to assess the

potential environmental and social effects of the Project and any measures that

would be needed to reduce or eliminate any significant effects. The Environmental

and Social Impact Assessment was carried out in accordance with the national

Ghanaian legislation and relevant international environmental and social

standards. The information in this document is based on the findings of the

studies undertaken by Mott MacDonald Limited and the Ghanaian firm

Environmental, Engineering Management Consultants (EEMC).

1.1 What is the Project?

The Project is the installation, construction and operation of a floating storage and re-gasification unit

(FSRU) with an approximate storage capacity of 170,000m3, an island jetty berth mooring system (IJBMS),

an offshore pipeline approximately 5.7km in length and a 2.5km onshore buried pipeline which will both

connect the FSRU to the Takoradi Ghana Gas Station (Ghana Gas Station) located at Aboadze and a

500m onshore buried pipeline branch connecting to the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) onshore header.

An FSRU is a floating vessel capable of receiving liquid fuel and re-gasifying it on board. The gas then

gets pumped through the subsea pipeline to shore.

The Project will be located in the Western Region of Ghana, in the Shama District near to the town of

Aboadze and construction activities are envisaged to begin mid-2017 and last approximately 9-12 months.

Under this assumption the Project could begin operations towards the middle of 2018.

1 Introduction

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1.2 Who is developing the Project?

The Project is being developed by:

Rotan Gas Limited (Project Proponent): an independent power producer registered in Ghana with

strong development experience in Africa.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.: one of the largest and most active trading and investment firms in Japan and one of

the largest Corporate Groups in the world. Mitsui is very active in the global power market and has

achieved significant results, with a gross generation capacity of approx. 38,000MW globally (as of end

of financial year March 2015). Mitsui also participates in crude oil and natural gas upstream resource

development projects across 11 countries. In addition, Mitsui has a large liquefied natural gas (LNG)

portfolio across the world and is an active trader, owner, and developer of LNG assets.

EOSon Infrastructure Limited (EOSon Infra): the infrastructure investment arm of E Oppenheimer &

Son Group (EOS) which holds the Oppenheimer family interests. The Oppenheimer Family were

founders of the global mining company Anglo American, and until August, 2012, managing

shareholders of De Beers, the worlds largest diamond company. EOSon Infra is a significant minority

shareholder in Rotan Energy, the parent company of the Project Proponent.

1.3 Where is the Project located and what is is the Area of Influence?

The Project is located near the town of Aboadze which is on the south eastern end of the Shama District in

the Western Region in Ghana. The Shama District borders Komenda Edna Eguafo Abirem District to the

east, the Mpohor and Wassa East districts to the north, the Sekondi/Takoradi District to the west and the

Gulf of Guinea to the south.

The FSRU will connect to the Ghana Gas Takoradi gas station via a 5.7km subsea pipeline and a 2.5km

onshore buried pipeline. The FSRU will also connect to the WAGP through a 500m pipeline branch. The

onshore pipelines will run within the Aboadze Power Enclave (APE) which is an area zoned by the

Government of Ghana (GoG) as an industrial area to attract Independent Power Producers (IPPs), to

construct and operate thermal power projects. As a result, the Project will be a natural gas supply source

for the future potential IPPs within the APE.

Figure 1.1 presents the approximate location of the onshore and offshore components of the Project in

relation to the Western Region in southwest Ghana.

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Figure 1.1: Ghana - Shama District and the Western Region

Source: Mott MacDonald

The only existing and currently operating power plants in the APE are T1 and T2 which form part of the

Takoradi Thermal Power Station (TTPS) which is owned and operated by the Volta River Authority (VRA)1,

and AMERI (Africa and Middle East Resource Investment). AMERI is a recently-commissioned emergency

power plant under a five year contract with the GoG; however this is a backup plant until other IPPs start

operating in the APE.

Figure 1.2 below shows the APE and in relation to the existing TTPS and the other potential IPPs that may

be developed in the APE. The Figure below also shows the offshore pipeline coming onshore as well as

the two onshore pipelines.

1 The second plant in TTPS is owned and operated as a joint venture between VRA and CMS Generation. CMS Generation is a subsidiary of TAQA

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