Globe 24-7 Recruits 173 Staff for Iron Ore Project

Coal Train from Tonkolili

In May 2011, Globe 24-7 was awarded the master vendor agreement for African Minerals Limited (AML), to manage the entire recruitment program for their multi-billion development of the world class iron ore deposit at Tonkolili and its related rail and port infrastructure. The project is set to become the largest employer and contributor to GDP in Sierra Leone.

Since commencing the program, Globe has successfully drawn on talent pools from our seven owned and operated offices, strategically located in major mining markets around the globe, to recruit 173 employees from, amongst others: Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Canada, America and the United Kingdom.

As master vendor, Globe has recruitment responsibility of the port, rail and mine projects and has placed, and continue to place, a variety of roles including geologists, safety advisors, OH&S supervisors, process control technicians, train drivers and controllers, maintenance planners, environmental and commercial superintendents, crane operators, fitters and electricians.

Globe 24-7’s General Manager, Lachlan Spicer, says, “Large recruitment programs like this require 100% commitment from all parties involved and need to be taken very seriously to ensure deliverables are met. I’m very proud of our global recruitment team and the AML management team who we have worked closely with over the past 9 months.”

Read Globe 24-7 Case Study – Developing a Multi-Billion Dollar Iron Ore Company in Africa

The Tonkolili Project

The 12.8 billion tonne project, which currently has a mine-life in excess of 60 years, is being developed in three phases. The $1.2bn development of Phase I is fully funded and is expected to produce 20 million tonnes of direct shipping iron ore per annum, at full capacity. Phase II is expected to boost production by 30Mtpa to 50Mtpa, and Phase III by an additional 45Mtpa, of high grade hematite and magnetite concentrate respectively.

AML made its first 14,000 tonne shipment to China just 14 months after receiving all mining licenses and environmental permits. This constitutes the first iron ore shipment from Sierra Leone for more than three decades and AML expects to soon become West Africa`s largest iron ore exporter.

Watch AML`s project video from 2011 – First Iron Ore on Ship

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