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Wafi-Golpu Advanced Exploration EIS, Papua New Guinea

BMT was engaged by Coffey Environments as part of a specialist team to prepare the aquatic biology impact chapter for the Wafi-Golpu Advanced Exploration Environmental Impact Statement in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Background

Client: Coffey Environments for Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture

BMT was engaged by Coffey Environments as part of a specialist team to prepare the aquatic biology impact chapter for the Wafi-Golpu Advanced Exploration Environmental Impact Statement in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. 

The project involved preparing a detailed site selection and sampling plan, and conducting field surveys within a tight timeframe to meet overall project deadlines. BMT worked with on-site WGJV staff across a project area that extended between the lower Watut River and the Wampit River.

Outcomes and Benefits

Due to the remote location of the project, BMT undertook detailed logistics planning to ensure the field survey was completed without interruption to the site staff, and met projected timelines and budgets.

Due to confounding factors from upstream historical and current mining and agricultural projects, the project involved significant review and analysis of previous reports and environmental data collected over the previous 25 years in the upper reaches of the Watut River. The impact assessment phase of the project was completed to draft status. The entire Advanced Exploration EIS was then placed on hold indefinitely due to significant changes in mine design.

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