SIMANDOU PRE-DEVELOPMENT WORKS & AERODROME

CLIENT
Rio Tinto

PROJECT
Simandou Pre-development
Works & Airstrip

LOCATION
Guinea, West Africa

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$175 million

START DATE
March 2008

COMPLETION DATE
December 2012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Simandou Project is situated in a unique location on the Pic De Fon Mountain in Guinea (West Africa). NRW were contracted for the mining pre-development works. This included preparation of access roads and construction of drill pads.

The original scope of works developed into further assistance to Rio Tinto including the construction of the Beyla airstrip, surface mining trials, the National/Regional Roads Program and additional drill pad and access road construction.

NRW worked with local organisations to provide constant education, training and competency evaluation to the French and local dialect speaking workforce.

The Project had approximately 220 in country workforce comprising expatriates and local personnel.