Tangguh Environmental Impact Assessment
Following the discovery of significant gas reserves in 1994, initial environmental studies in the Bintuni Bay area started in 1998
From 2000 to 2002 detailed Environmental and Social Impact studies were carried out in accordance with Indonesia’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA/AMDAL) regulation. The assessment was reported in three documents, all required under the regulation:
- an environmental impact assessment (AMDAL) – containing detailed analyses of the project’s environmental and social impacts
- an environmental management plan (RKL) – outlining management and mitigation plans
- an environmental monitoring plan (RPL) – including monitoring and compliance plans
The AMDAL was undertaken by the Central AMDAL Evaluation Commission of the Ministry of the Environment.
Environmental and social aspects of the project were evaluated against Indonesian regulations and standards – but in many instances, also against international standards. As a result, a number of elements not required under the ESIA/AMDAL system were produced, including a public consultation and disclosure plan and a land acquisition and resettlement plan. The project received official environmental approval in October 2002.
We are happy to provide full copies of the ESIA/AMDAL, which runs to over 1,000 pages of text and almost 2,000 pages of appendixes. Alternatively, you can read or download a summary of the ESIA/AMDAL produced by the Asian Development Bank by using the link on this page.