Projects in Suriname

 

Suriname Aluminum Company L.L.C. (Suralco) has been active in Suriname since 1916. With the acquisition of the mining activities of the BMS in 2009, Suralco is currently mining bauxite to feed the Paranam Alumina Refinery.

 

The bauxite sources currently being used at Coermotibo, Kaaimangrasi and Caramacca will be depleted in 2012. The Nassau Plateau has been identified as the next bauxite source to feed the production at the Paranam Alumina Refinery from 2014 to 2024. Suralco is planning to use the Lelydorp 1 Mine remnant bauxite deposits. At the same time the remnants in the bauxite mines of Para North and Kankantrie North will be developed.

 

 

Impact Assessment Lelydorp 1, Para North and Kankantrie North

 

Birdview Onverdacht

 

To implement the projects to use bauxite remnants in the Lelydorp 1, Para North and Kankantrie North Mines, an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) is warranted. The focus of the ESIA will be on mining and the reuse of the current haul road (or the specific use of bauxite transportation route) in the mining area specified. Undertaking the ESIA is the International Consultancy firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM), compliant with Alcoa’s standards and the guidelines of the National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS).

 

In compliance with the NIMOS guidelines for impact assessment, Suralco committed itself to execute an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the bauxite mine projects Lelydorp 1, Para North and Kankantrie North.

 

Suralco commissioned ERM to undertake the ESIA. The ESIA will identify and evaluate potential effects of these projects on the environment and the local communities.

 

Public consultation will take place throughout the ESIA process. ERM will consult public and governmental agencies in many ways during the ESIA process. Below you can download some presentations which were done during public meetings.

 

Should you have any comment or concern in regards to the projects or have any question regarding the ESIA process, please contact the representatives of ERM or Suralco.

 

Contact ERM 

Name: Rutger de Wolf
E-mail: rutgerdewolf@ess-environment.com
Phone: 531425 

 

Contact Suralco
Name: Danielle Hofdom-Boldewijn
E-mail: danielle.boldewijn@alcoa.com
Phone: 323281 ext. 242 or 8905640

 

PDF documents for the Impact Assessment Lelydorp 1, Para North and Kankantrie North

NOTE:  The documents are only available in Dutch at this time.

 

Draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Lelydorp I Bauxite Mine (document in English)

03.10.11 - Draft LL1 ESIA

 

Presentation Suralco Lelydorp 1 (19 October 2011)

19.10.11 - Suralco Presentatie

 

Presentation ERM ESIA Lelydorp 1 Findings

19.10.11 - ERM ESIA Findings Lelydorp 1

 

Table 7-1 Summary Potential Effects

19.10.11 - Tabel 7-1 Summary in Dutch

 

Flyer on Lelydorp 1 Mine Project

Lelydorp 1 Flyer in Dutch October 2011

 

ESIA Executive Summary (Draft)

12.10.2011 - Executive Summary 

 

Presentation Suralco Project Lelydorp 1 Para Noord Kankantrie Noord

22.06.11-Suralco Presentatie 

 

Presentation ERM Project Lelydorp 1 Para Noord Kankantrie Noord

22.06.11-ERM Presentatie 

 

Flyer Project Lelydorp 1 Para Noord Kankantrie Noord

Lelydorp_PNKN Brochure 

 

Bauxite Mining at Nassau

 

Afobaka Transportation Corridor

 

The presence of bauxite at Nassau has been known since the early 1950’s when the Surinamese government first conducted mineral exploration in the area. Suriname Aluminum Company L.L.C. (Suralco) and recently BHP Billiton have conducted additional research to characterize the extent of the deposit.

 

Suralco holds bauxite concession rights to the Nassau Plateau and has decided to re-evaluate the potential for bauxite mining in the area through the Nassau Plateau Bauxite Mine Project. This project consists of two components: the bauxite mine and the transport route of the ore from Nassau to the Paranam Alumina Refinery.

 

Prior to implementation an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) is warranted. Undertaking the ESIA is the international consultancy firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM), compliant with Alcoa’s standards and the guidelines of the National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS). The ESIA will identify and evaluate the potential effects of this project on the environment and local communities.

 

The bauxite ore is located on four connected plateaus at Nassau ranging in elevation from 500 to 564 meters above sea level and within a few meters below the surface of the plateau. The estimated reserves are expected to feed the Paranam Alumina Refinery for 7-10 years.

 

In cooperation with consultants various potential haul road corridors have been optioned. ERM is currently at the stage of finalizing the social studies for the road corridors. Various consultations and public meetings were held with stakeholders. Find below a downloadable presentation held for plantation owners.

 

Should you have any comment or concern in regards to the project or have any question regarding the ESIA process, please contact the representatives of ERM or Suralco.

 

Contact ERM 

Name: Rutger de Wolf
E-mail: rutgerdewolf@ess-environment.com
Phone: 531425 


Contact Suralco
Name: Harold Amalinsi
E-mail: harold.amalinsi@alcoa.com

 

PDF documents for Bauxite Mining at Nassau

NOTE:  The documents are only available in Dutch at this time.

 

Presentatie voor Plantage Eigenaren

29.06.11-Presentatie 

 

Draft Executive Summary Nassau ESIA

(only in English available at this moment)

 

 

Links to valued and key (governmental) stakeholders:

www.nimos.org

www.bauxietinstituut.com

www.erm.com

www.srkconsulting.com