RSK has been awarded accreditation by the Iraq Ministry of Health and Environment as a certified firm for undertaking environmental protection work in Iraq
The three-year licence awarded under Iraq’s Regulation No.3 of 2014 grants RSK’s environmental office in Al Majal Business Park, Berjessah, endorsement to present environmental impact assessment reports in the field of protecting and improving the environment.
RSK is the first non-governmental environmental bureau to be approved by the Ministry of Health and Environment for these studies. Since establishing a permanent base in 2012, RSK has set up a fully accredited laboratory in Basra in 2014; received accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the main International Organization for Standardisation standard used by testing and calibration laboratories, in 2015; and won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in international trade in 2016.
In Iraq, RSK undertakes a broad range of environmental consultancy and technical services operations. This includes oilfield cleanup and land remediation operations, environmental impact assessments and baseline monitoring, waste management services and facilities, soil and groundwater investigations, and geotechnical analyses on major infrastructure projects and oil and gas sites.
RSK has conducted numerous geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigations across major oilfield sites in Iraq and has developed a training academy service line for oilfield personnel. The on-site team has grown rapidly, the emphasis being on employing and developing local content.
RSK chief executive officer Alan Ryder comments, “I have always seen great opportunity in Iraq, both for RSK and for the country, as we assist with its cleanup. Receiving this certification is another significant milestone for us and something that many of the team have been working towards for several years. It is demonstrative of the top-class services that RSK provides in Iraq, so I am delighted that the Ministry of Health and Environment has recognised our efforts.”