CASE STUDY: IRON ORE OPERATIONS, SIMANDOU, SOUTH-EAST GUINEA
- Major Australian Engineering client supporting Rio Tinto operations in remote Nzerekore Region, S-E Guinea, close to border with Liberia
- Ongoing civil agitation in Guinea, country wide, following the death of the former President and the subsequent coup d’état by a group of young military officers under the leadership of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.
- Client concern about existing emergency evacuation planning. Client requirement for analysis of site evacuation methodology and procedures, and recommendations on modification/update if required
- Update site security movement plan and general security procedures
- Update client site management team on current security and political situation in country
- Consultant deployment to Guinea and domestic move by air to Beyla in order to assess company induction processes, including health and security advisories
- Road movement to project site to assess movement threats through local communities and to determine local community attitudes towards the project and the personnel.
- Analysis of security of client operations and accommodation compounds
- Assessed potential Helicopter Landing Zone for crisis evacuation including communications established with commercial aviation operators in Guinea and Sierra Leone
- Briefed client in-country management, administrative and technical personnel on assessed recommended evacuation options from Simandou site to Conakry and/or Freetown Sierra Leone, in the event of a breakdown in security regionally or nationally.