Soil – Water – Air

These business activities started with the large need for investigations of hazardous and contaminated sites in the early 1990s. We carried out large-scale ecological projects in and around the chemical and mining industry in central Germany (e.g. Zeitz Chemical Industrial Park, Böhlen, Leuna, etc.).
Due to INNO-CON having our own accredited laboratory and sampling equipment, we were able to deliver all services from one source. We have over time expanded our reach to conducting projects throughout almost all of the Central and Eastern European countries.

Environmental Site Assessments

Today most assessments (Environmental Site Assessments, ESAs, or “environmental due diligence”) start with a site investigation (so called Phase I – accord. ASTM E1527). INNO-CON has carried out ESA Phase I in almost all central and east European countries.

In case of identified suspicion of contamination, a Phase II (accord. ASTM E1903) is necessary. INNO-CON and its subcontractors conduct these assessments through drilling, soil sampling or other media assessment. We have a certified quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001, which also covers the supervision of remediation works.

ESA helfen zukünftige finanzielle Risiken für Investoren beim Grundstückskauf zu vermeiden.
ESAs look to prevent potential future financial risk which investors should be aware of when looking to purchase or develop on a plot of land.
Überwachung der Feldarbeiten im Rahmen einer Due Diligence nahe Saragossa (Spanien).
Supervision of site investigation on an industrial site near Zaragoza (Spain).
Bohrkerne aus einer Phase-II-Untersuchung in der Nähe einer alten Deponie in Nordbulgarien.
Samples taken during the completion of a Phase II investigation at a historic landfill in Northern Bulgaria.

Environmental (and Social) Impact Assessments (EIAs/ESIAs)

Based on our experience during the completion of several major EIAs, including major pipeline projects and large industrial sites, the main challenges are to reach a short realization time while maintaining the highest quality standards.

Through completion of the EIAs we have gained much local experience in Southeast Europe, including developing local municipal relationships, gaining hands-on experience working with local geological and hydrological characteristics, and understanding of the general business backdrop in the region.

Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung für Standorterweiterung Zuckerfabrik Brottewitz der Südzucker AG.
Environmental Impact Assessment carried out at the Brottewitz Sugar Factory operated by Südzucker AG for the planned expansion.
Zeitplan für die South-Stream Gasleitung, bei welcher INNO-CON die Arbeiten zur Umwelt- und Sozialverträglichkeitprüfung des Offshore- und Landfall-Teils fachlich geleitet hat.
The timeplan from the South Stream Gas Pipeline, for which INNO-CON provided management support for the ESIA conducted in the offshore and landfall region.
Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung für Produktserweiterung Hydraulikzylinder mit Galavnikanlage als Teil der IPPC-Genehmigung für den Standort Tenevo der Palfinger AG.
Environmental Impact Assessment carried out for Palfinger AG at the hydraulic cylinder and galvanic system plant during the IPPC approval process at the Tenevo Site in Bulgaria.

Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building

Together with special certified partners we have been several times selected to assist for European and German projects for knowledge transfer to East and Southeast Europe, e.g. twinning, development and improvement of laboratory capacities, improvement of local air quality programs, and green city and renewable action plans.

The so-called twinning programs are done together with governmental advisory assistance programs.

Gruppenfoto eines Abschluss-Workshop für ein Twinning-Projekt beim Bulgarischen Ministerium für Wirtschaft
Group photo following the EU member state twinning knowledge transfer workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria
Erstaudit (Deltaaudit) in einem Labor für Veterinärmedizin und Lebensmittelkontrolle
Initial audit at a state laboratory for veterinary medicine and food inspection
Abschlussworkshop eines Projekts zur Verbesserung der Luftqualität und Luftreinhaltepläne mit den Vertretern der Umweltbehörden in Plowdiw (BG).
Final workshop for an air quality project for the MoEW and RIEW in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in 2015