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Coega seeking air quality management services for IDZ

Nov 10, 2014
Coega seeking air quality management services for IDZ

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has issued a request for proposals for Air Quality Management in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).

The CDC points out in documentation on the project that it currently has three Air Quality (AQ) Monitoring Stations that have not been operational since November 2012.

A tender has now been awarded to establish the functionality of these stations.

Once this has been completed and the three stations are functioning, the contract to conduct air quality management for a period of three years will start.

The stations are equipped with sensitive electronic test equipment “to monitor meteorological data and air-borne pollutants”.

This includes sulphur dioxide, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, among others.

The terms of reference for the air quality management contract include visiting the AQ stations on a regular basis to collect samples from and refresh dust collection devices and check for the “satisfactory operation of all monitoring devices,” as well as routine maintenance of the monitoring stations.

The data collected has to be inspected on a daily basis for “abnormalities”.

The CDC must be informed about any “outliers”.

The service provider will also have to produce monthly, quarterly and annual Air Quality Monitoring re-ports based on the monitoring data. - metrominutes