Cerro Negro Project

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Environmental and community approach

Argentina is comprised of 23 provinces and includes many diverse communities. Varying criteria for the use of its natural resources differs from one province to another.

Although mining activity is relatively new, the amount of projects being undertaken in the country has increased over the last 15 years.

With this increase in mining activity, our experts established systems to assist projects at an exploration stage. This included the development of a sequential system of updates for our Environmental Impact Assessment, and a Community Relations Plan that encourages active participation from the communities the projects are undertaken.

This approach provides the client with a closer working relationship with local authorities and communities. The benefits include a reduction in the processing time required to gain project evaluation and approval. It also enables project licences to be issued at an early stage in the project lifecycle.

Scope of services:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment in exploration stage and consequent updates
  • Environmental Impact Assessment in exploitation stage and consequent updates
  • Environmental Baseline study (initial and complementary)
  • Acid rock drainage study
  • Pre-feasibility study
  • Hydrogeological study
  • Community Relation Plan
  • Road access engineering.

Project details

Offering
Environmental and social solutions
Location
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Business line
Environment & Sustainability
Client
Oroplata S.A., Andean Resources, Goldcorp Inc.
Timeframe
2006 - 2013
Services
Engineering, Studies and technical solutions