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Farim Phosphate Project

Farim Phosphate Project

Client
Itafos Farim SARL (formerly GB Minerals Ltd.)

Location
Farim, Guinea-Bissau

Highlights
  • Phosphate mining residue disposal
  • Estuarine environments
  • Community resettlement
Project Overview

The Farim Phosphate Project is located in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. The proposed project is a 1 million tonne per year open pit phosphate mining operation involving onsite processing of phosphate rock and transportation of the product to a new port. This will be Guinea-Bissau’s first modern mine.

Project Role

Knight Piésold has been providing engineering and environmental services for the project since 2014, including:

  • Geotechnical and hydrogeological site investigations
  • Waste and water management, geochemistry, and hydrogeology contributions to a 2015 feasibility study
  • Comprehensive supplemental environmental baseline studies
  • Preparation of an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)
  • Development and implementation of environmental monitoring programs
  • Screening level ESIA of proposed resettlement village