- The purpose built 120-man accommodation facility was delivered for BHP in Ethiopia “ Danakil Depression” and the hottest place on earth (average 55 degrees)
- Due to the remote location, we created our own quarry using the natural basalt to establish roads and foundations for the camp
- Civil and building materials were transported from Addis Ababa (3 days travel) and buildings from Djibouti
- We had to ensure BHP mine exploration’s safe standards while ensuring we employed 30% national local workers who were non-English speaking
- The accommodation camp was critical to the success of the larger BHP billion dollar potash program, enabling drillers mobilisation to Ethiopia
The Ethiopia Camp Construction was a critical component of the overall BHP Billiton Minerals Exploration project in Ethiopia.
The 120-man camp construction comprised modular building accommodation and amenities manufactured and transported from Dubai. We were responsible for all shipping and transport for all modular buildings, materials and equipment to Ethiopia. This included mobilising the site and ensuring the complete end-to-end delivery of the modular buildings providing accommodation and all amenities. We were directly responsible for providing all design and managing on-site delivery of infrastructure works to support the civil, electrical and hydraulic functions of the camp ensuring it met the relevant health standards and building performance based on the BHPB approved standard.
Civil works will be performed by local contractors and labourers and these resources will be procured locally from Mekelle. Other resources will also be procured out of country depending on the technical aspects for performing the works; these include mechanical, electrical and hydraulic contractors.