Environment and Permitting
The Cuervo Hydroelectric project is a proposed 640 MW hydroelectric project. The environmental impact study was developed within the current requirements of Chilean legislation and World Bank guidelines and approved in 2012. Knight Piésold was involved in developing the Baseline Studies Terms of Reference; preparing environmental baseline documentation; evaluating environmental impacts through the application of mathematical models and / or mapping tools; and active participation in the citizen participation program and permitting process with authorities.
The Burnstone Gold Project requires a significant amount of electricity to operate resulting in a proposal to upgrade a nearby power station and erect an additional 88kV powerline. Knight Piésold was appointed to undertake environmental work consiting of two Basic Assessment Reports and Environmental Management Plans, as well as an S21 (c) and (i) water use licence.
The East Toba and Montrose Hydroelectric Project is a 235 MW run-of-river hydroelectric development with facilities on East Toba River and Montrose Creek.
The Mary River Project is located on Baffin Island in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. The mine involves an 22.2 million tonne per year open pit iron ore mining operation, construction of a 145-kilometre rail line over continuous permafrost, construction of a deep-sea port, and year-round shipping using ice‑breaking bulk carriers. An initial 4.2 million tonne per year operation was commissioned in 2015.