Environmental Consultancy Saudi Arabia

WKC has been involved as an environmental consultant in interesting projects in UAE, which included EIA/SEA, technical environmental surveys, environmental modelling, site supervision and auditing.

Flagship Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

SATORP Undertaking Independent Environmental Review

The Jubail Export Refinery (JER) Project represents the design, construction, commissioning and operations of a grass roots refinery capable of processing 440,000 Barrels per Stream Day (BPSD) of Arabian heavy crude oil to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petroleum coke and fuel oil for export, liquid sulphur and benzene products for domestic consumption or further processing.

As well as undertaking site wide air and noise modelling studies WKC undertook a complete review of all environmental submissions and project design to ensure compliance was achieved.

Jazan Economic City (JEC) Concept Master Plan EIAs

The development of JEC is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s strategic growth and development programme, aimed at creating sustainable employment opportunities and increasing levels of investment within the Kingdom.

WKC led a strategically focused environmental assessment of the Master Plan, as well as detailed EIAs for early infrastructure projects (incl. Sewage Treatment and Desalination Plants).

Delivery is streamlined by WKC undertaking several specialist assessments including noise, air quality, marine hydrodynamics (outfall, oil spills and coastal processes modelling), ecology and waste management.

Project Neom Terrestrial Mammal and Reptile Baseline Survey

The NEOM project is a planned 26,500 km2 transnational city and economic zone to be constructed in Tabuk Province, north-western Saudi Arabia. The project area comprises of coastal plains, wadis and mountain escarpments rising to an elevation of approximately 2,500m making a rich and ecological diverse region.

Our role was to appraise and describe the existing terrestrial fauna/ecology conditions within the project area; identify species of diurnal and nocturnal mammals, reptiles and highlight any areas suitable for rehabilitation or conservation programmes.

Diriyah Gate Masterplan EIA

The vision was to transform the historic site of Ad Diriyah in Riyadh into an iconic and world class destination, while preserving and celebrating the historical value of the area. Diriyah Gate will be a mixed-use project, comprising of entertainment, commercial, residential, and historic elements. The At Turaif district was declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site (WHS) and will be a major landmark in the project.

The Bujairi and Samhan districts are to be developed for leisure, recreational and residential purposes. Wadi Hanifah will be preserved and protected as a wadi, as such, no development is expected in this area.

WKC’s role in the project, has been to conduct an EIA for the construction and operations phase of the development along with baseline surveys (terrestrial ecology) and specialist studies (air quality and noise).

Ma’aden Ammonia III EIA and PAP

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) identified the need to develop the Ammonia III Project in Ras Al Khair Industrial City (RIC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The project is Ma’aden’s third ammonia plant and is
designed to produce anhydrous ammonia with daily and annual capacities of 3,300 tonnes/day and 1,089,000
tonnes/year, respectively. Approximately 40% of the produced ammonia shall be used as feed material to
produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertiliser, and the balance will be stored in ammonia tanks before being
exported from the RAK Port. The project falls under the jurisdiction of the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY). WKC was commissioned to undertake the EPO and EPC phases of the EIA and PAP.

Yanbu Export Refinery Project Packages 3 and 4 AIV and FIV studies

WKC has performed multiple Acoustic and Flow Induced Vibration studies in KSA. The Yanbu Export Refinery Project involved determining the likelihood of piping fatigue caused by acoustic and flow induced vibration resulting from pressure let down devices blowdown lines, recycle lines and relief lines in accordance with the Energy Institute and Saudi Aramco Guidelines.

Petro Rabigh Phase II Expansion ESIA

WKC conducted three EIA processes and produced three individual EIA reports in accordance with PRC company standards on EIA and the Project Environmental Design Basis which included consideration of best ESIA practice as set out in the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard No 1.

A key management process for the successful completion of the project included close liaison with the FEED engineering team throughout the process to ensure schedules were met.


WKC has a proven track-record in a wide range of sectors in the Middle East