ABOUT S&I CONSULTANCY
S&I Consultancy & Design Services International, Inc. is a Philippines registered Company that provides industry-leading consulting, engineering, project & construction management, regulatory assurance, and environmental advisory services to clients in Southeast Asia, with a focus on our expertise in the Philippines.
S&I was founded as a company by Principals who are well versed in the challenges posed by the collection, treatment and disposal of solid waste, including the matching of differing waste streams to appropriate recycling and waste-to-energy technologies. All of this with the objective to achieve sustainable waste management, including, where possible, the production of renewable energy.
S&I advises project proponents during the feasibility stage of projects; and helps throughout the project life cycle to formalise and engineer waste management services and facilities with an in-depth understanding of industry, regulatory and stakeholder requirements, and prevailing construction practices.
S&I’s Principals have been engaged on a diverse portfolio of successful capital projects, mainly in the environmental sector. From our accumulated experience of working in Southeast Asia, we recognise that successful client relationships depend on our ability to manage each project from the client’s perspective, whilst consistently delivering our services on programme to the client’s satisfaction.
Our core services include:
- developing initial project briefs;
- carrying out feasibility and environmental assessments;
- providing engineering designs and permitting services; and
- delivering project and construction management services during construction.
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Our Principals come from a variety of international backgrounds, and together we offer more than sixty years of combined project experience; and being the founders of S&I we are proud to have successfully completed multiple projects in Southeast Asia.
Harold Insley is a Waste Management Practitioner, with significant experience in the engineering and procurement of waste management facilities and associated services. He worked with URS and Scott Wilson in Hong Kong from 1975 to 2015, and has considerable experience as a Project Manager working on major multi-disciplinary assignments for the private sector and the Hong Kong Government.
Mainly in Hong Kong in the last 25 years, he has worked extensively on many facets of the Hong Kong Government’s waste management infrastructure programme, including the SENT Landfill Feasibility Study, Landfill Extensions Study, Landfill Restoration Study, WENT Landfill Independent Consultants; as well as refuse transfer stations and Producer Responsibility recycling Schemes (PRSs).
Bernd Sauer has more than 30 years’ working experience as an Architect and Project Manager. He has been based in Southeast Asia for almost 30 years, and has extensive project experience in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as having carried out assignments in a number of European countries and the US.
He has worked over the past 20 years on the sustainable design and environmental aspects of a broad range of projects; and has managed the country-typical aspects of all project stages, from concept design through construction to hand-over, with a strong focus over the last 10 years on customised concepts for recycling and various types of waste-to-energy technologies.
BERND SAUER and HAROLD INSLEY developed their many years of relevant experience in Southeast Asia based on the trust, success and good relations established with their various employers and clients over the past 30 years. As an overview, some recent projects include (unless stated otherwise, Bernd Sauer and Harold Insley were engaged on various projects through previous consultancy employers):
Philippines: A range of small scale waste-to-energy (WtE) projects located in a Provincial City for international proponent (2018 to present): S&I formulated on an innovative combination of WtE projects, including plastic waste to biofuel, S&I advised on pre-transaction stages, regulatory issues and basic processing steps. S&I also assisted in identifying the project site and “fuel” sources, mainly municipal solid waste (MSW), plastic waste and biomass. A MSW collection strategy was also included in this project in order to secure the maximum collection of these wastes, which if unmanaged often find their way in watercourses and the marine environment.
Philippines: Model waste collection point (2019): S&I developed a collection point that could be prefabricated and enlarged on a modular basis, and customised to suit community MSW characteristics, particularly for rural areas. This system requires minimal space, is easy to install and maintain, plus offers space for marketing and information purpose.
Philippines: Waste-to-energy project with a large urban & rural mixed catchment for local project proponent (2018 to 2020). S&I provided advisory services on regulatory issues, site selection and formation, access and technology options within a broader and updated waste management concept, including the production of refuse-derived-fuel (RDF) and preparation of organic waste for anaerobic digestion (AD). This project is planned to be included in the public-private-partnership (PPP) portfolio of the Philippines.
Philippines: Refuse-derived-fuel (RDF) production and processing equipment for cement industry (2019): S&I provided localised advice to a European equipment manufacturer for the production and injection of RDF into cement industry facilities, as an alternative fuel replacing coal.
Philippines: Biodegradable packaging (2018 to present): S&I teamed up with an international packaging expert company to assist in the introduction of a new compostable and also a biodegradable product packaging concept, replacing currently used unrecyclable sachets and other problematic end-user packaging formats mainly for the food and cosmetics industry. The development has reached trial stage; marketing concepts are complete and will be kicked off in 2021, followed by wider introduction in other Asian countries.
Philippines: Waste-to-Energy and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Advice (2016 to 2018). S&I advised on a large-scale production facility for Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for Confidential Client in a strategic Metro Region; provided strategic and conceptual input for the initial Feasibility Study; and were commissioned to plan a Waste Analysis and Characterisation Study (WACS). The proposed scheme included waste gasification units and power generation of approx. 50 MW output.
Hong Kong: WENT Landfill, Independent Consultants (1991 to 2015), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Manager of an Independent Consultants’ multi-disciplinary team responsible for checking design, construction and environmental monitoring of landfill on a 100 hectare site under a DBO contract. Landfill in 2015 receiving over 8,000 tonnes of waste per day. Works include site formation, reclamation, dredging, seawalls, liner construction, landfill gas and leachate management, and leachate treatment. WENT Landfill started operation in November 1993 and was the first of a series of three new strategic landfills to be opened in Hong Kong, constructed and operated to high international technical and environmental standards; and which replaced existing landfills and incinerators as the sole means of municipal and commercial waste disposal.
Thailand: Nakhon Luang Solid Recovered Fuel Facility, FEED Report (2016), for Synova: Harold Insley and Bernd Sauer (engaged by SIJV, predecessor to S&I Consultancy & Design Services International Inc.) provided technical development consultancy services , including geotechnical site assessment and advice, conceptual layout schemes, for the major aspects of a series of projects, based on the production of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) produced from Municipal Solid Waste, processed through a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The SRF was to provide feedstock to a power component planned to use the latest gasification technology. Services included preparation of a FEED Report.
Macau: Fly Ash Landfill: Leachate Cut-Off Wall (2015), for International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley and Bernd Sauer provided advice on construction of a cut-off wall to reduce migration of contaminated leachate from hazardous waste landfill site.
Hong Kong: Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment Facility (2014 to 2015) Harold Insley was Deputy Project Manager for feasibility study and responsible for drafting tender documents.
Macau:: Recycling Industry Study (2014 to 2015), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director for a review of the current state of Macau’s recycling industry, evaluating current and future land use of the industry, formulating and analysing scenarios for land requirements and management of recycling industry in short, medium, and long term, and reviewing and formulating associated environmental pollution control measures.
Hong Kong: Chemical Waste Treatment Centre (2012 to 2015), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Director for a bi-annual condition survey of facility, including process plant, civil and structural infrastructure, mobile plant and marine vessels.
Hong Kong: Waste Audit (2014), for a major Hong Kong Non-profit Organisation: Harold Insley was the Project Director for review of this organisation’s existing waste management practices, utilising several data collection and analysis tools, including questionnaires, interviews, compliance audits, waste characterisation/composition surveys, local and international benchmarking, policy review, etc, to develop recommendations to improve waste management practices throughout the organisation’s facilities operated in Hong Kong. Services were extended to include staff engagement workshops.
Hong Kong: Organic Waste Treatment Facility – Tender Stage Services (2013), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley and Bernd Sauer provided tender support services for a tenderer for a facility to treat kitchen and food waste from commercial establishments using anaerobic digestion with biogas being used to generate electricity.
Hong Kong: Sludge Transfer Facilities – Tender Stage Services (2013), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley and Bernd Sauer provided tender support services for a tenderer for a Construction and Operation Contract to design, build and maintain required facilities, marine vessels and special purpose built sludge transfer containers.
Thailand: Materials Recovery Facility (2012 to 2013), for E.On Masdar Carbon Ltd: Harold Insley was the Project Manager of this Feasibility Study and Bernd Sauer also contributed, including environmental assessment of facility to produce Engineered Refuse Derived Fuel from Municipal Solid Waste for a site in Northern Thailand; including drafting Employer’s Requirements for procurement of facility, and developing environmental and pollution control standards.
Macau: Construction Waste Disposal Facility (2012 to 2013), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director to identify potential C&D waste disposal site, including forecast of future volume of waste, review of technical & environmental feasibility of selected sites, conceptual design, indicative financial analysis, and preliminary environmental review.
Hong Kong: North Lantau Transfer Facilities Follow-On Contract (2010- to 2013), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Deputy Project Manager responsible for engineering inputs to feasibility study; and drafting Follow-On Contract Operation and Maintenance tender documentation.
Hong Kong: Outlying Islands Transfer Facilities Follow-On Contract (2010 to 2013), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Deputy Project Manager responsible for engineering inputs to feasibility study; and drafting Follow-On Contract Operation and Maintenance tender documentation, including food waste collection on Cheung Chau and Lamma Islands.
Philippines: Subic Bay, Contaminated Land, Site Investigation (2012), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Project Director providing services for planning, procurement and execution of contaminated land sampling and investigation within footprint of former military base. Bernd Sauer was responsible for the field work.
Indonesia: Mini-Hydro Projects in Sulawesi (2012), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Project Director for Lender’s Technical Advisory Services for due diligence of 2 existing mini-hydro’s (3 and 5 MW).
Hong Kong: Materials Recovery Facility for Hong Kong Government Corporation – Concept Design Services (2012): Harold Insley was the Peer Reviewer of conceptual layout of waste material recycling facility (developed by Bernd Sauer) planned to process typical waste from a commercial development, including food waste.
Hong Kong: Organic Waste Collection + Treatment Facility, Concept Design Services (2012), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley and Bernd Sauer provided services to develop initial concept outline design for a waste treatment scheme including pneumatic waste transfer, space and technology requirements for a major development project in Kowloon.
Philippines: Biomass Power Plant, Due Diligence (2011), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Waste Management Specialist and Bernd Sauer was the local investigator for due diligence of a biomass plant planned to produce 10MW using rice husks as fuel..
Malaysia & Indonesia: Environmental Due Diligence (2011), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Project Director for Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments of three existing manufacturing sites, including site reconnaissance, for a potential client acquisition.
Macau: Fly Ash Landfill, Remediation Design (2011), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Director responsible for the preparation of an environmental monitoring programme for a Hazardous Waste Fly Ash Landfill.
Philippines: Solar Power Installations, Project Management Services (2011): Bernd Sauer was the Project Manager for the preparation of a programme and construction planning for various photovoltaic projects in Luzon.
Philippines: Seawall South China Sea, Project Management Services (2011): Bernd Sauer was the Project Manager providing services for planning, procurement and execution supervision for a seawall near Subic Bay, using combined “soil-cement mix” method and mass concrete placement.
Macau: Solid Waste Strategy, Waste Recycling Study (2010 to 2011), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director for a recycling study investigating collection and reuse / export of “3-bin” wastes (paper, plastic and metals); and the disposal and reprocessing of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste. Study included survey to collect opinions from Government departments, schools, residential developments and waste recyclers. Opinions obtained by questionnaire and street interviews. Including waste characterisation and composition studies.
Vietnam: Residential + Commercial Developments, Project Manager (2010), for Brown & Associates – Architects in Hanoi: Bernd Sauer was the Project Architect responsible for the entire production of design documents for various mixed use developments in prominent locations, among them high rise projects up to 50 storey’s, high end residential & large resort projects in different regions of Vietnam.
Cambodia: Koh Rong Island, Waste Management Strategy (2010), for Major Conglomerate Company: Harold Insley was responsible for preparation of waste management strategy for an island resort promoting eco-tourism for an eventual population of 200,000 on a pristine island currently sparsely populated by small village fishing communities.
Philippines: CDM Projects, Project Management Services (2009 to 2010): Bernd Sauer provided project management services for IPI Philippines for 15 no. Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, located in the Northern & Central Philippines and greater Manila area out of critical delay stage, complete them and to avoid contractual consequences. These projects were mainly composed of civil works and M&E solutions as the core systems providing the flammable gas to flares.
Vietnam: Bioethanol Plant Due Diligence (2009 to 2010), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Project Director for a due diligence study, prior to a decision on capital investment into a bioethanol plant.
Hong Kong: Sludge Treatment Facilities, Tender Stage (2009 to 2010), for major International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible for Independent Consultants’ check of tenderer’s outline design submitted as part of a DBO tender.
China: Shanghai Environmental Group (SEG) – Due Diligence Assessments of Waste Management Assets (2009), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Manager of a Technical Adviser’s Team carrying out due diligence for acquisition by a U.S. Company of a 40% stake in SEG. Carried out a due diligence review and survey of 5 operational refuse transfer stations, 2 operational landfills, 2 landfills under construction, and a landfill gas utilisation plant.
Hong Kong: Shatin Transfer Station Follow-On Contract (2008 to 2009), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible for a feasibility study, assessment of recycling options, condition survey, and tender preparation for a DBO Follow-On Contract for Sha Tin Transfer Station. Responsible for preparation of tender documents, and tender marking scheme. Included waste characterisation and composition studies.
Macau: Solid Waste Management Strategy (2008 to 2009), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager for study reviewing Solid Waste Management Strategy to address increase in visitors resulting from rapid development of casino and gaming industry. Assessed waste arisings; recommended arrangements for increased recycling; carried out condition survey of their recently extended Macau Refuse Incineration Plant; and made recommendations for future landfilling of waste residues from incineration and bulky, and other wastes, not suitable for incineration.
Vietnam: Large Mixed Use Development in Halong Bay/Vietnam (2008 to 2009) for a DUBAI WORLD company: Bernd Sauer was the Project Manager responsible for the Halong Star Resort Development Project. This US$ 550 Million Mixed Use Development Project, owned by Limitless World, was located in a UNESCO Protected Tourist Area in Northern Vietnam, covered 125 hectares of very challenging terrain and offered the following products:
- 6 Star Boutique Hotel
- 5 Star Hotel
- 4 Star Family Hotel with Conference Facilities
- 214 Serviced Villas + High End Villas,
- 156 Townhouses
- Urban Core Centre with 300 Apartments
- Various Commercial and Retail outlets incl. Hospitality School
Macau: LRT Depot Development Environmental & Geotechnical Assessment, (2008-09), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director of a study assessing environmental and geotechnical impacts for depot to be constructed on a solid waste landfill site including maintenance workshop, marshalling sidings, rolling stock cleaning and washing facilities, administrative offices and engineering depot. Addressed aspects such as land contamination, settlement, and landfill gas hazards.
Macau: LRT Depot Development Environmental & Geotechnical Assessment, (2008 to 2009), for Macau Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director of a study assessing environmental and geotechnical impacts for depot to be constructed on a solid waste landfill site including maintenance workshop, marshalling sidings, rolling stock cleaning and washing facilities, administrative offices and engineering depot. Addressed aspects such as land contamination, settlement, and landfill gas hazards.
Hong Kong: Tuen Mun East Contaminated Land Assessment (2007 to 2009), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Director for a Contamination Assessment Plan for group of potential housing developments, located on former sites of military barracks and desalination plant, including identifying possible zones of contamination, scope of required site investigations and chemical testing requirements, and subsequent site investigations.
Hong Kong: Refurbishment and Modification of Island East Transfer Station, Feasibility Study (2006 to 2009), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Contracts Specialist responsible for drafting the first of the Hong Kong Government’s Follow-On DBO Contracts for continuing operation of refuse transfer stations. Responsible for preparation of pre-qualification documents, pre-qualification assessment scheme, tender documents (including specifications and instructions to tenderers), and tender marking scheme.
Hong Kong: SENT Landfill Extension Study (2005 to 2009), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Engineering Team Leader and Contracts Specialist for feasibility and Environmental Impact Assessment studies for landfill extension at Tseung Kwan O Area 137.
China: Lender’s Advisory Services for Desalination Plant (2008), for Confidential Client – International Commercial Bank: Harold Insley was the Project Director for review of social and environmental performance against Equator Principles (including IFC Performance Requirements and ADB School Safeguards and Environmental Policies).
Philippines: North Luzon Expressway, Due Diligence Study (2006), for Confidential Client: Harold Insley was the Environmental Assessor and Peer Reviewer for due diligence of operational and maintenance plans.
China: Chengtou Containerised Waste Transfer System, Shanghai (2006), for an International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Waste Management Specialist for the design of a waste transfer system in Shanghai including two waste transfer stations and the waste reception area at the Laogang Landfill. The system is designed to manage more than 8,000 tonnes of waste daily, and is one of the largest waste transfer facilities in the world.
Hong Kong: Study on the Extension of Operation of Island East Transfer Station (2004 to 2005), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Contracts Specialist for the preliminary study of the extension of operation of IETS. Responsible for recommending type and duration of follow-on contract, together with suggestions for improvements to the existing DBO contract.
Hong Kong: Review of Procurement and Institutional Framework for Waste Management Facilities (2003 to 2005), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager for evaluation of existing methods of procuring waste management infrastructure and services. Existing procurement based primarily on DBO contract arrangements.
Hong Kong: Inert Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials for Reclamation of Artificial Islands Study (2000 to 2002), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley provided waste management advice in respect of this study identifying potential sites to accommodate inert C&D materials and uncontaminated dredged mud considering social, environmental, engineering, and planning constraints.
Hong Kong: Extension of Existing Landfills and Identification of Potential New Waste Disposal Sites (2000 to 2003), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager of a multi-disciplinary study investigating possible extensions to existing strategic landfills and identification of new sites for waste disposal, including possible artificial islands in SAR waters.
Hong Kong: Recovery Park Tuen Mun Area 38, Preliminary Study (2001 to 2002), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Deputy Project Manager for a feasibility study investigating development of Recovery Park (later known as EcoPark) to enhance recovery and recycling of number of waste streams. Including evaluation of technical issues; investigated economic market in respect of private sector investment; recommendations on procurement; and preliminary environmental assessment.
Hong Kong: North-West New Territories Landfills and Gin Drinkers Bay Landfill Restoration Contract (1999 to 2002), for International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible for independent checking of the contractor’s designs and construction for the restoration of four closed landfills. Restoration designs include low permeability capping systems to reduce infiltration into the waste, landfill gas extraction and treatment systems to limit offsite migration of landfill gas, landfill gas hazard assessment and leachate extraction and management systems.
Hong Kong: 132kV Power Supply Sham Tseng to Lantau (1998 to 2002), for Power Company: Harold Insley was the Team Leader for the procurement strategy for cable installation under busy marine traffic area between Sham Tseng and Ma Wan by Horizontal Directional Drilling, including risk review & tender documents.
Hong Kong: Kai Tak Pilot C&D Materials Recycling Facility Study (2001), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Procurement Specialist drafting engineering and environmental requirements for tender and land lease document.
Hong Kong: North West New Territories Refuse Transfer Station (2000 to 2001), for International Waste Management Company: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible for the independent checking of contractor’s design, construction and commissioning of refuse transfer facility. Certification of design, construction and operational capability of transfer station serving Yuen Long area and delivering containerised waste by road to the WENT Landfill.
Hong Kong: Kwai Chung Public Filling Barging Point Study (2000 to 2001), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager and Environmental Engineer for Environmental Impact Assessment, Traffic Impact Assessment and preliminary design, for proposed public filling barging point on urban site adjacent to Rambler Channel, including Environmental, Monitoring and Audit requirements.
Philippines: Rehabilitation Design of Baguio to Banaue Mountain Road (1996 to 1998), for Department of Public Works and Highways, Government of the Philippines (funded by World Bank): Harold Insley was the Deputy Project Director responsible for Scott Wilson’s team of geological, geotechnical, drainage, structural and environmental specialists carrying out the rehabilitation design of 180 km of mountain road in the Central Cordillera of North Luzon; situated in an active seismic region, with high rainfall, unstable terrain, and a history of poorly funded maintenance. Consequently the road bench had been dislocated in numerous locations, with slopes suffering serious erosion and instability. Assignment included Feasibility Report and cost estimates, and detailed design and tender documentation for this US$100M project.
Philippines: Bridge Replacement Project (1996), for British Government Overseas Development Administration: Harold Insley was the Contractual and Implementation Specialist in an engineering team that visited the Philippines to identify potential existing bridges for reconstruction using British steel.
Papa New Guinea: Mai to Buvussi Road Contract (1988 to 1989), for Papua New Guinea Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible to Department of Works, for supervising and managing a World Bank funded, 13-month contract for upgrading and sealing 19 km of gravel road, West New Britain Province. He was delegated all the powers of the “Engineer” (excepting Settlement of Disputes and Arbitration) under FIDIC Conditions of Contract. He was responsible for agreement of rates with contractor and on-site computer design for 6 km extension to originally tendered 13 km scheme. First 13 km completed mid-December 1988, one month early and within budget; extension completed mid-February 1989, two weeks early and on budget.
Hong Kong: Shek Lei Extension Site Formation, Tsuen Wan (1983 to 1986), for Hong Kong Government: Harold Insley was the Project Manager responsible for supervision-in-chief for the final stages of a 45-month site formation contract, to develop 5 ha of platforms in an old quarry as an extension to existing housing estate; including excavation of 8 major slopes, 1.2 M cu m of excavation in soil and rock, blasting close to structures, extensive rock slope protection, roadworks, landscaping, and installation of utilities.
Brunei: Temburong Roads – Rural Highway Network (1971 to 1972), for Brunei Government: Harold Insley was the Acting Resident Engineer for the latter stages of the construction supervision of a 36 km network of surface dressed roads and 12 bridges in an isolated jungle-covered part of Brunei. He was responsible for supervision of earthworks, drainage, bridge construction & roadworks. A number of slope failures had occurred prior to his appointment to site: the resulting claims for delay, and valuation of variation orders for remedial works, and associated extensions of time, were negotiated with the Engineer; and he was responsible for agreeing the final account (including valuation of claims and variation orders)