Working towards zero harm – Grande Côte Project team achieves one million man-hours without LTI

On April 22, 2013, the Ausenco team working on the Grande Côte Mineral Sands Rail and Port Infrastructure project reached one million man-hours without a loss-time incident (LTI).

The Grand Côte project, which is owned by Tizir Limited, is located in Senegal, West Africa, on a coastal, mobile dune system starting approximately 50 kilometres north of the capital Dakar. It is approximately 100 kilometres in length and four kilometres in width and is expected to produce on average approximately 85ktpa of zircon and 575ktpa of ilmenite (and small amounts of rutile and leucoxene) when in full production over an expected mine life of at least 20 years.

Ausenco is providing engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for the upgrade of rail and port infrastructure for the project.

The milestone is an outstanding achievement considering the risks that are managed by the team each day as they work towards changing tens of thousands of rail ties on an active track. The entire project has demonstrated a real commitment to and focus on safety. Well done to the Ausenco site team!