English Português  
Developing the next major nickel project in Brazil

Environment and Social

The Araguaia project is one of the few development-ready nickel laterite projects globally. The FS sets out key environmental and social aspects of the project. Horizonte has successfully obtained the Construction Licence in January of 2019 and the water permit for full-scale operation at Araguaia.

Environmental Resource Management (“ERM”) together with Integratio (social and land) and DBO Environmental Engineering (fauna) were retained to undertake the work for the Construction Licence covering both Environmental and Social streams. ERM and partners, across multiple disciplines, conducted a number of new studies in 2017 and 2018 including, but not limited to:

  • Environmental Control Plans (Planos de Controle Ambientais - PCAs) - elaboration and detailing of socio-environmental programs
  • Inventories of fauna and flora
  • Air dispersion modelling
  • Ongoing air, noise and water monitoring as part of base line build up.

Brandt Consultants were hired to undertake new environmental impact assessments and advance permits for the Transmission Line and the Araguaia North deposit (acquired from Glencore in 2015).

The Company has conducted studies to both Brazilian and International Standards, applying IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles to our work streams. Independent consultant reviews are taking place on international standards as part of the finance package Due Diligence work underway for Araguaia.

Switch to desktop view