Guillaume Nel Environmental Consultants

GNEC is privately owned and was established in 2007; we have a combined professional experience of 65 years.

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About Us

Guillaume Nel Environmental Consultants (GNEC) was established in 2007 with a combined professional experience of 65 years. Our team consists of 8 qualified Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs), 2 Administrators as well as a team of well experienced landscapers/horticulturists and rehabilitation specialists. Our office is situated at 45 Fabriek Street in Paarl, in the Western Cape. We also have a rehabilitation nursery situated near Hermanus.
Although GNEC’s main focus area is Environmental Impact Assessment Processes (Including waste, mining and other), the multi-disciplinary structure of GNEC produces a steadfast and holistic approach to environmental management (EIA Processes), rehabilitation and landscaping, enabling GNEC to fully function in the multi-disciplinary structure of the environmental management field.  GNEC has a Fynbos Nursery, managed by a Botanical and a Horticultural Specialist. This nursery is used for the propagation and rehabilitation of sensitive vegetation species of various sites.
In addition to the expertise offered by this team, GNEC has built up a relationship with well experienced and acknowledged specialists who forms part of our assessment teams as required. These specialists include, but are not limited to botanical, freshwater, soils/agricultural, visual, archaeological, heritage, social, stakeholder engagement; noise and fauna [and avi-fauna] specialists.
GNEC strives to keep abreast of the latest movement in the international environmental field through personal development initiatives and research. GNEC is also committed to local empowerment by skills education.
GNEC’s approach to the integrated assessment of the economic, social and biophysical environments aids us in creating a better tomorrow through innovative thinking and the promotion of sustainable development.

GNEC's strive is to:

  • undertake assessments, develop strategies, plans and programmes to assist both the private and public sectors in responding to environmental legislation in a responsible and sustainable manner
  • guide our clients in development and planning within the framework of international best practice.

Our Services

Our Services

    Our range of services includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (including Basic Assessments), for
    • Residential Developments;
    • Industrial Developments;
    • Commercial Developments;
    • Services and Infrastructure;
    • Mining developments; and
    • other
  • Waste Management License Applications;
  • Environmental Management Plans and Programmes;
  • Environmental Control Officer (ECO) site supervision;
  • Mining Applications;
  • Law Compliance Audits and Monitoring;
  • Due Diligence and Risk Assessments;
  • Landscape Design and Contracting;
  • Search and Rescue of sensitive vegetation (plants maintained at the GNEC nursery);
  • Rehabilitation and Restoration of development sites;
  • Environmental Baseline/Risk and Constraints Analysis;
  • Environmental Due Diligence Reports;
  • Listed non Listed Applications;
  • Mining and Industry Related Applications and monitoring.

Project Profile

Project Profile

      • 153 Hectare Residential and Commercial Development in Durbanville (Groot Phesantekraal Phase 4)
      • 430 Hectare Eco Estate near Gordons Bay (Casa Maris);
      • 108 Hectare Residential Development in Paarl (Vlakkeland);
      • 460 Hectare Residential Development in Worcester (Klipvlakte);
      • 80 Hectare Residential Development in Villiersdorp (Destiny);
      • 200 Hectare Residential Development in Eersterivier (Vergenoegd) ;
      • Kuilsrivier Golf Course Development;
      • 55 Hectare Residential and Commercial Development in Klapmuts (Uitkomst);
      • 22 Hectare Residential and Commercial Development in Klapmuts;
      • Various Group Housing and Apartment block developments (Western Cape)
      • Various (> 10) smaller (<20ha) Industrial Developments in the Western Cape;
      • Various (>100) small scale (<20ha) Residential developments in the Western Cape;
      • Various Retirement Villages in the Western Cape;
      • 989 Units (17ha) Residential Development in Kuilsrivier (Stellendale II);
      • Various (>10) smaller (<20ha) Low Cost Housing Developments in the Western Cape;
      • Resort Development on the Farm Denneburg near Yzerfontein;
      • Lifestyle/Eco Estate development near Moorreesburg (Rust en Vrede)
      • Residential/Resort Development in St Helena Bay (Shelley Point)
      • Numerous Agri-Villages, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
      • Numerous (>20) Light Industrial developments in CoCT, Paarl, Durbanville; Wellington, Simondium, Philippi;
      • Imperial Properties - Paarl Gateway, Light Industrial/Commercial Development;
      • Paarl South Retail Development;
      • 38 Ha Durbanville Techno Park Development;
      • Pentz Sewage Pump Station, Rising Mains & Balancing dams, Drakenstein, Paarl;
      • Saron Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade;
      • Gouda Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade
      • Klapmuts Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade;
      • Oude Chardonnay Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW);
      • Paarl South Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW);
      • Leopard’s Leap Wine Cellar;
      • Winelands Pork Abattoir;
      • Bredasdorp Abattoir;
      • Gugulethu Shopping Centre near Brownsfarm, Gugulethu;
      • Durbanville Large Scale Industrial Development (36ha) (WIC);
      • Noxious Industry applications

        o    Terason Warm AN Plant in Wellington;
        o    Profert Warm AN Plant in Wellington;
        o    Yara (previously Kynoch) Hazardous Storage Facility in Malmesbury;
        o    SPF Noxious Plant – Paarl;
        o    Ovenstone Ammonia Plant near Durbanville

      • Numerous Bridges and River Crossings (Genadendal, Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale and Struisbaai, Paarl, Moorreesburg, Piketberg, Sedgefield and other).
      • New Road and Pass – MR 269 Hemel and Aarde Valley (Shaw’s Pass) near Hermanus;
      • MR 1223 near Bredasdorp – Upgrade;
      • Sedgefield Road Upgrade (Southern Cape);
      • Piketberg/Porterville Road Upgrade;
      • Oosbosch & Boulevard Widening - Paarl;
      • DR1111 Upgrade – Malmesbury;
      • MR 230 and MR 231 Upgrade – Moorreesburg;
      • Carolina Pipeline – Paarl;
      • Paarl South Bulk Sewer Amendment (Phase 1-3);
      • Strawberry King Bulk Water Supply - Paarl;
      • Paarl South East Bulk Water Supply;
      • Oliphantskop Pipeline in Langebaan (West Coast)
      • Koperfontein Pipeline near Hopefield (West Coast)
      • Trappies Sewer near Gordons Bay
      • Additional Carriageway for the N1 near Paarl;
      • 5 New sections of N1 – 10 between Richmond and Bontebok – Karoo;
      • West Bank Sewer System – Paarl;
      • Storm water Infrastructure, Onrus;
      • Brackenfell Boulevard in Durbanville
      • Wildebeest Road in Durbanville
      • De Villiers Road in Durbanville
      • Durbanville Bulk Sewer
      • More than 40 Water Use License Applications and Gas for various activities.
      • Shelanti Private School – Parklands;
      • Ysendyk Landscaping Plan (Onrus);
      • Revegetation of sections along the N1;
      • Ysendyk Landscaping Design - Onrus;
      • The Stables Industrial Development – Milnerton;
      • Wine Farm Landscaping;
      • Swellengrebel Garden – Swellendam;
      • Various Residential Properties;
      • Landscaping of Offices and Commercial buildings (Western Cape);
      • Rehabilitation of the Hemel and Aarde Road, Shaw’s Pass, Sections along the N1, Villiersdorp Mountains etc;
      • Site restoration and rehabilitation projects (Western Cape);
      • Alien clearing projects (Overberg).
      • ECO for various Road and infrastructure Upgrades and Construction;
      • ECO for various Industrial developments;
      • ECO for numerous residential developments;
      • ECO for Wine cellars and Bottling Plants;
      • New Bridges & River Crossings;
      • ECO for numerous Low Cost Housing and GAP Housing developments;
      • Numerous Law Compliance Audits.
      • Over 90 Borrow Pit Applications
      • Various Hard Rock Quarries in the Karoo – (SANRAL)
      • Kleinmond Water Pipeline (Fynbos Area);
      • Pringlebay – Rooi Els Pipeline;
      • Hangklip Water Pipeline Restoration;
      • Wildepaardejachs River Rehab;
      • Dasseneiland Dune Rehabilitation;
      • Apollo Brick (Atlantis) – restoration of Brakkefontein Road;
      • MR 269 Road Rehabilitation;
      • Kuilsrivier Golfbaan Development S&R;
      • Shaws Pass Rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Projects

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