Textile Manufacturing Facility, Thailand
SLP Environmental was appointed by a global manufacturing client to conduct and report a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at a textile manufacturing facility located in Samut Prakarn, Thailand. The study was undertaken as part of the client’s pre-acquisition transaction due diligence process and the assessment was conducted in general conformance with practice presented in ASTM E1527—13 ‘Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process’ insofar as was practicable in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The assessment comprised of a site and environs inspection, consultations with regulatory agencies, interviews with the owners representatives as well as desk study pertaining to historic landuses, local geology and hydrogeology, hydrology and protected areas.
This information was utilised to determine the environmental sensitivity of the study site area and facilitate an assessment of the potential environmental liabilities associated with the acquisition and development of the property for an industrial enduse.
The primary objective of the study was to identify whether there were any Recognised Environmental Conditions (RECs) and/or De Minimis conditions associated with current and or historical landuses and where such were identified to provide costed recommendations for further works or corrective actions as indicated necessary.
The study identified Recognised Environmental Conditions associated with the properties thirty year history of textile and garment manufacturing and the potential for historic localised releases of hazardous substances to site soils and the underlying shallow groundwater body.
The reporting included an outline scope of works and cost estimate to conduct a follow on Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment at the Subject Property.