Arup was appointed by AngloGold Ashanti to develop a village in Guinea which will provide 500 residential units to the village of Koron in Guinea. Arup's team will provide all bulk and internal infrastructure services, such as roads, water, storm water services, electrical reticulation and sewage treatment plants.
The project will utilize multi disciplinary skills from across the sub-region which will leverage Arup’s expertise to best advantage in the area.
The development is the first in a series of phases that will be rolled out to expand the village serving the nearby Siguiri Mine and is expected to provide mining infrastructure work for the next five years.
Willem Van Rijn, the project director says, “The appointment is a sign that the mining sector in Africa is proving to be vibrant, with massive potential for further projects in the near future.” He further emphasised that mining operations in Africa as seen from this project are looking at large expansions over the next ten years, in areas such as Guinea and sub-Saharan Africa in general. There are opportunities across thus far undeveloped terrains throughout the region which will need to be developed.”
He added that the project is also a good example of the relationships our people have with some of the international mining houses which take us to new locations.