As part of the implementation of the Benin LNG Import Project,
an ESIA has been commissioned that will be fully-compliant with the
Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards on
Environmental and Social Sustainability. This will help make the
ESIA one of the most rigorous and comprehensive of its kind in West
Africa, which will safeguard the project's value from an
environmental, social and ethical perspective, as well as from an
investment point of view.
A Canadian consultancy firm, Roche Consulting ("Roche"), has
been engaged on behalf of the project to carry out the ESIA. Roche
were selected both for their significant level of expertise in
environmental and social impact studies in West Africa and for
their previous environmental survey work in the Cotonou port area,
the proposed site for Gasol's LNG Import facility.