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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Mineral resource reporting audit (JORC compliance) (2019-2020)
Analysis of the exploration method and mineral resource estimation for nickel ore in lateritic deposits.
Audit of methods and procedures for mineral resource estimate including the benchmarking with JORC standard.
Identification of areas for improvement and preparation of recommendations.
Audit and JORC certification of nickel mineral resources in one mining license.
Pre-feasibility study for the Phase1 PHOS 3 project: Geology and Mining (2018)
The objective of the project is to prepare the geology and mining studies for the Al Jalamid mine expansion within the PHOS-3 project:
* Resource modelling and classification, COG specification,
* Resources at least at the indicated level,
* Reserves at the probable level,
* Conceptual mine development,
* +/- 20% cost estimate for the mine and associated infrastructure.
Mineral resource estimation of the Umm Wu’al phosphate projects (2018-2019)
Update of the global resource estimate (JORC compliant) of the Umm Wu'al exploration license:
- QA/QC analysis.
- Statistical and geostatistical analysis of the drilling data.
- Geological modelling
- Resource estimate.
Al Jalamid exploration programme (2019)
The project aims to upgrade the resources in the Al Jalamid exploration license area n°1 to measured resources compliant with the JORC Code.
PDGM (Mining Governance and Development Project) - Strategic study of Togo's mining sector (2019)
Objectives of the project: After an evaluation of the existing situation, the strategic study will recommend the priorities to be addressed in the sector in the short- to medium-term, and will propose the necessary modifications to be made to the operation and institutional structure.
Services to be provided:
- Proposals and recommendations aiming to improve the quality of the public service, focusing on:
a) A clear definition of the functions of each unit of the new model recommended, and of the roles and responsibilities of the institutions, in order to avoid overlaps;
b) Improved working procedures.
- Development of a strategic plan for 2017-2022 for the mining sector and of a strategic plan until 2030 for the MME, DGMD.
Moroccan mining industry health and safety improvement programme (2018-2020)
The Moroccan mining industry is facing some serious health and safety issues. The number of work-related accidents and occupational diseases that are becoming more and more serious seems to be growing compared to other industrial sectors.
Aware of this situation, the EBRD has launched a request for proposals aiming to select a consultant who will be in charge of conducting a study to analyse the health and safety issues of the Moroccan mining industry. This study includes a legal and practical analysis of the situation and puts forward some recommendations to strengthen the capacity of operators and administration in order to align health and safety management in Moroccan mines with the best international practices.
Technical support for phosphate project development (2018-2020)
The objective of this assignment is to provide technical and management support to Ma'aden Phosphate in the development of phosphate projects through three sets of actions:
1. Technical support to the SBU team;
2. Office support;
3. Field support.
PHOS-3 Update mining study (2017-2018)
The objective of this assignment was to update the mining study and the reserves estimate for the PHOS-3 project in line with the JORC Code. The mining study was based on:
- the resource estimate prepared by SOFRECO in 2015 during the PHOS-3 pre-feasibility study (SOFRECO MRE 2015);
- the modifying factors for the conversion of the mineral resources into mining reserves: dilutions and losses, processing performance, and the updated economic factors generated from the beneficiation tests.
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