Dredging-related EMMP in Perak, Malaysia
Facilitating an iron ore distribution centre with minimal impact
VALE Malaysia Minerals Sdn Bhd is developing a new iron ore distribution centre in Perak, Malaysia. The project will include a deep water jetty and onshore stockyard. However, to construct the jetty, dredging works were needed, with potential impacts on the environment. We conducted a comprehensive Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP) for the project. Potential impacts were predicted before being realised, and the dredging programme was optimised to achieve the environmental objectives while maintaining desired production rates. The result: the dredging part of the project was completed on time and within the budget, while minimising environmental impacts at the same time.