PRESS RELEASE 3 Feb 2012
Pöyry helping the Zanaga Iron Ore Mine in Congo achieve sustainable development
PÖYRY PLC Press release 3 February 2012
Pöyry's Water & Environment business group has been awarded a project by MPD Congo, a subsidiary of Xstrata, to help prepare the Social & Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) for the Zanaga Iron Ore Mining Project in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). The assignment has been booked in the fourth quarter 2011 order stock. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
MPD Congo is assessing the Zanaga Iron Ore Project, which is at pre-feasibility stage. If developed the Zanaga Project would comprise an iron ore mine and processing plant, transport corridors and a port. Processed ore would be transported to a new port facility located north of Pointe Noire, Congo for export overseas.
Pöyry will assist MPD Congo in preparing the SEIA for all infrastructure (mine, transport corridors and port, including early works) in order to obtain the environmental permit for the project in compliance with Congolese legislation. Beyond its legal obligations, MPD Congo also requires that the ESIA project meet Xstrata and IFC guidelines.
Pöyry has extensive experience in preparing SEIAs and providing the client and authorities with balanced solutions that consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of the investment. The company provides these consulting services for large infrastructure projects worldwide, including Central Africa.
Pierre Biedermann, Director, International Department, Business Area France, Urban Business Group, France
Tel. +33 472 13 61 94
Martin Bachmann, President, Urban Business Group, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 355 5555
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).