The project of NAMPALA is atypical for more than one reason.
The ambition of this project is to develop and organize the exploitation of mineral resources in Africa that are qualified as low grade (<1 g / t) with a high level of financial performance, while respecting the highest standards of governance compatible with an exploitation with the international standards.
To do this, ROBEX has developed the NAMPALA project for 4 years with an often offbeat approach, sometimes breaking with standard market practices in order to set up a low-cost industrial site.
The Malian state is used to describing the NAMPALA mine as a “school mine”.
In fact, despite being in compliance with all the usual international standards, the NAMPALA mine managed to structure its construction and operation around an innovative and streamlined organizational and computer backbone that ensured coherence and consistency. overall efficiency; all in :
- Privileging a maximum of local resources at the level of the collaborators, the construction, the subcontractors and its financing;
- Creating a network of experts working on demand totally integrated into the operation;
- Coordinating all operations by a small but dedicated and committed group of expatriates representing only 1% of the staff working on site.
- Intensive use of internal and external training (training of many Malian employees abroad) helps to consolidate this operation over time.
ROBEX’s strategy is to focus on volume performance at all times.
Our belief is that the sustainability of the business and its growth must be based on the optimization of its cash flow from operations in order to:
Resist the variations inherent in the speculative value of gold.
Create numerous growth opportunities by being able to address new “low-grade” projects, in a world where the existence of new licenses for grades currently addressed by reference players will become increasingly rare.