Read Full ASX Announcement 1 February 2011
Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (“GMEL” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that internationally-recognised consultancy firms Grontmij/Carl Bro and Orbicon have been appointed to lead upcoming social and environmental impact assessments on the Kvanefjeld multi-element project (rare earth elements, uranium, zinc). Both organizations have extensive experience working in Greenland, and have conducted background and baseline studies for GMEL on the Kvanefjeld project. The social and environmental impact assessments form critical components of a definitive feasibility study in Greenland.
Grontmij / Carl Bro is one of Europe’s largest consultancy groups that provide services across a wide range of disciplines including construction and infrastructure, energy and climate, and environment. Part of their Denmark-based team specialises in social studies, specifically Social Impact Assessments (SIAs), and has a deep understanding of the social considerations of Greenland.
Orbicon is a Danish consultancy firm that provides services in the fields of the environment and environmental technologies, and construction. Orbicon’s structure is based on a recent merger between an environmental consultancy firm and a construction engineering company. The environmental arm of Orbicon specialises in the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for both land- and marine-based projects. Orbicon has conducted studies for several mineral projects in Greenland, and has a strong understanding of the environmental considerations specific to Greenland. Orbicon also has a strong workingâ€relationship with Greenland’s Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP), which is important in establishing the right protocols to meet the environmental requirements of individual projects. The BMP provide the guidelines for EIAs in Greenland.
GMEL aims to meet the highest international social and environmental standards in developing a multi-element mining operation at Kvanefjeld. The Company looks forward to working with both Grontmij / Carl Bro and Orbicon to establish the best possible development scenario’s for the Kvanefjeld project.