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Steve Petron

Global Practice Director

Our team of engineers, environmental scientists, economists, and planners provide facility siting, licensing and permitting.

We have completed thousands of siting studies, feasibility studies, and environmental permitting and licensing projects for facilities around the world.

We apply our depth of experience to evaluate all the criteria that are key to ensuring successful site selection as well as cost-effective facility development and lifecycle operation.

We provide site evaluation and selection, permitting and licensing consulting services for industrial and commercial facilities including power plants, pipelines, oil and gas facilities, transmission lines, renewable energy plants and industrial plants.

  • Air quality permitting
  • Biological resource clearances
  • Coastal planning and permitting
  • Cultural resource clearances
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA)
  • Noise analyses
  • Visual analyses
  • Water resource studies
  • State, provincial and local permitting
  • Zoning and land use permitting

Clients & Projects


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Pearl GTL

In Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, CH2M prepared an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) on the effects of the proposed Pearl GTL (gas to liquids) plant developed by Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The plant, which converts natural gas to liquid petroleum products, is now fully ramped up.

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Ivanpah Solar

The BrightSource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System harnessing the California desert sun to deliver power. CH2M prepared comprehensive environmental assessment, permitting, and monitoring documentation for the 377 megawatt solar power complex.