Arad Bay Hotel Reclamation EIA
Originally a separate island, Arad Bay is a town in Bahrain, joined to Muharraq Island. Declared a marine sanctuary in 2003, it is a natural incubator for small fish, plankton and seaweed. ByrneLooby in Bahrain was appointed by Kingdom Projects W.L.L (KP), through the Private Office of H.E Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Bin Salman Al Khalifa (the overall developer), to undertake an Environmental Assessment for the proposed reclamation of Plot No 02005544 in Muharraq. The reclamation will be used to develop the ‘Arad Bay Hotel and Restaurants’. The total size of the reclamation will be approximately 50,000m2, all reclamation works will be undertaken via land-based activities and there will be no requirement for any dredging or a borrow area.
The Arad Bay Hotel Reclamation EIA Project involved the reclamation of approximately 50,000m² of land for a resort hotel, restaurants and greenery on the whole property. Our Environmental engineers in Bahrain prepared an Environmental Statement Study (ESS), in order to address and mitigate possible environmental impacts on the environmental media and surroundings. Detailed flushing studies were undertaken in order to assess the potential impact on the protected area of Arad Bay, which is home to some of Bahrain’s Mangroves and therefore highly sensitive. ByrneLooby is also currently working with the developer to ensure the plot and hotel design are in keeping with the overall heritage character of the area.