Chariot receives approval from environmental authorities for natural gas development offshore Morocco
(WO) – Chariot Limited, the Africa focused transitional energy group, has received approval for its Environmental Impact Assessment (“the EIA”) from the Moroccan Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (“the Ministry”) on the Anchois natural gas development project offshore Morocco.
The EIA process for the Anchois natural gas development, conducted over a 12 month period, was informed by onshore and offshore environmental and social baseline surveys; an open and transparent stakeholder engagement program; and a public enquiry process which spanned four local provinces .
The final report sets out the requisite planning, mitigation and monitoring measures to follow during construction and production.
The EIA integrates recommendations from the National Environmental Committee, is valid for five years and covers all aspects of the natural gas development, including future wells and offshore infrastructure, the onshore Central Process Facility and link to the GME pipeline.
Pierre Raillard, Head of Gas Business and Morocco Country Director at Chariot commented, “Securing approval of this EIA is a major milestone for Anchois and is the culmination of extensive time and teamwork that has gone into this critical process. This is a key building block for sanctioning the project’s development, alongside other activities such as our partnering process, which is close to conclusion.”