December 7, 2015
During Ireland’s Trade Mission to Nigeria and Ghana last week, Verde Environmental Consultants (VEC) announced that it had been awarded a contract to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment in relation to a hydrocarbons release in the Bayelsa region in 2012. The full environmental impact study follows an earlier assessment by VEC in mid 2015.
Verde Environmental Consultants are part of The Verde Environmental Group with their headquarters in Ireland. Verde have been active in the Nigerian market for the past three years and further information can be found on www.verde.ie.
The Trade Mission was led by Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. Organised by Enterprise Ireland and an Bord Bia, over 40 companies took part, together with state and semi-state agencies and third level institutions.
Geoscience Ireland (GI) members participating were Verde, Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers and PW Mining. Sarah Callanan of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who is an observer on GI’s Steering Committee attended, along with Ambassador Sean Hoy.
Commenting on the Trade Mission, Sean Finlay of Geoscience Ireland said