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What We Do

Project Site Selection

Assessments to inform site selection decisions. This involves travel to each site to evaluate local suppliers, logistics, human capital, power supply, security, regional stability, and any other criteria involved in the decision process.

Timeline: 5-8 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Multimedia reports for each potential site. Long-term support available upon request.

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Logistics and Route Surveys

Detailed analysis of logistics options and route trafficability based on direct observation and discussions with local logisticians and drivers. Variables include seasonal weather, infrastructure conditions, costs, and availability of alternate routes.

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Timeline: 4-6 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Color-coded and annotated route maps, multimedia reports, and contingency plans. Long-term support available upon request.

Security and Regional Stability

Comprehensive assessments of project areas and the surrounding region to identify current and long-term threats to worker safety and project viability. This involves coordination with local security experts, liaison with relevant security forces, and direct observation of security measures and conditions.

Timeline: 4-6 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Robust security report and debrief. Long-term support available upon request.

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Contingency Planning

Detailed scenario development and plans to mitigate the impact of emergencies, informed by on-the-ground observation and discussions with local experts, to ensure operational excellence and facilitate lower insurance premiums.

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Timeline: 4-6 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Written reports for multiple scenarios with mitigation options, key contacts, and time-phased response measures.​ Long-term support available upon request.

Key Leader Liaison

Coordination with key project stakeholders and decisionmakers, including local government officials, community leaders, and contractors, to ensure local requirements and cultural norms are understood and respected.

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Timeline: 4-8 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Meeting facilitation, cultural briefings, and stakeholder engagement reports. Long-term support available upon request.

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ESG Compliance

Assistance in navigating local and international environmental, social, and governance standards. Includes upstream supply chain risks and legal requirements. This necessarily overlaps with key leader identification and liaison.

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Timeline: 4-8 weeks for planning and travel. Can be concurrent with other assessments.

Deliverables: Multimedia reports, guidance for permit applications, and regulatory guidance. Long-term support available upon request.

Site Visit Facilitation

Scouting and coordination to facilitate safe, efficient visits to key sites related to a given project. This can include the main project site, nearby towns, supply routes, logistical hubs, and meetings with local experts and stakeholders.

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Timeline: 3-4 weeks for planning and in-country scouting, plus length of site visit(s).

Deliverables: Briefings on safety and cultural considerations, security coordination (as applicable), briefings at each site, and follow-on reports.​

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