La Duquesa Municipal Landfill
Project site is a 300-acre, 3,500 ton-per-day municipal landfill, with a system of more than 30 vertical landfill-gas collection wells. Client requested performance of engineering, environmental, financial, and valuation due diligence work for the landfill, which is the Dominican Republic’s largest.
- Performed three-day site visit, arrange and attend regulatory agency meetings, and conduct interviews with the owner/operator.
- Evaluated existing Ministry of the Environment permits, environmental impact statements, previous permit applications, and proposed landfill expansion plans.
- Evaluated existing operations, soil cover availability, recycling operations, roadway access, and potential landfill life under existing conditions.
- Prepared conceptual expansion plans, stormwater controls, leachate collection and treatment systems, and security improvements, and provided cost estimates to implement the recommended improvements.
- Conducted financial evaluation of income accounts, operational costs, existing municipal contracts, tipping fees, increased operational costs to meet required improvement, landfill life, and recommended tipping fees to meet projected costs.
- Reviewed existing United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) landfill gas collection and flare system operation at the landfill. The existing Project Design Document (PDD) estimated that over 3 million tons of CO2 would be destroyed via flare from 2009 through 2019.
- Client used the conceptual expansion plans and and cost estimates to develop and implement improvements at the site.