In a promising move towards enhancing environmental sustainability in the oil and gas sector, local company, Asif Auto Imports is stepping into the arena of waste transportation services. The company’s is set to make collaborate with Sustainable Environmental Solutions (Guyana) Inc. (SES) to achieve this goal.
In its project summary submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it first gave props to SES, an Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF), noting that it has carved a niche for itself in the treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, particularly from Exxon’s subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)’s offshore operations. Through this new initiative, the company said it will work along with SES’ utilising its track record to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of waste to SES’s facilities.
Further, the company noted that the waste transportation process is meticulously planned, with a keen focus on safety and adherence to regulations. Both hazardous and non-hazardous waste will be transported from the source locations, including industry giants like Halliburton and Saipen, to the SES facility within the Guyana Shore Base Inc. (GYSBI) at Houston, East Bank Demerara. The frequency of transportation, which can be up to twice per week or as needed, was also underscored by Asif Auto Imports’ as it noted its commitment to timely and responsible waste management.
Safety also remains a paramount concern throughout its transportation process. Strict protocols are in place to ensure that waste manifest forms, safety data sheets (SDS), and container labeling are m reviewed and followed. These measures are intended to guarantee the secure handling and transportation of hazardous materials. The company’s dedication to safety extends to the handling of treated non-hazardous waste, which will also be transported offsite to the Haags Bosch Sanitary landfill site.
From a geographical standpoint, SES’s management facility is strategically positioned within the Guyana Shore Base Inc. (GYSBI) at Houston, East Bank Demerara. While the facility is located approximately three kilometers from greater Georgetown, it maintains a safe distance from the nearest residences. This separation it said is crucial, as the predominant land use of the area is industrial, while the residential area lies east of the project site.
The types of hazardous waste to be transported encompass toxic, flammable, and infectious materials, among others. On the other hand, non-contaminated non-hazardous waste includes dry solids, plastics, wood, and general trash. The company believes that its comprehensive approach ensures that all waste generated from the oil and gas sector is handled and transported in accordance with environmental regulations.
In addition, it indicated that it’s collaboration with SES marks a significant step in enhancing environmental sustainability within the industry and through strict safety measures, adherence to regulations, and community partnership, it is poised to make a positive impact on both the oil and gas sector and the local community.