Hear from Khadidiatou Diakite’, one of the local engineers who worked at the quarry
The size and scale of the quarry activity was huge: 10,000 tonnes per day of rocks were produced at the peak of operations and 2.1 million tonnes of rocks were used to complete the hub/terminal break water.
Throughout the process of rock extraction and transportation, local content has been a driving force. bp’s contractor Effiage worked with over 80 local companies in Mauritania and hired five transportation companies, and sourced local employees from communities near the quarry, as well as across the country to work on the rock extraction and transportation.
bp provided training for the suppliers through an induction programme and contributed to local SME capability development through delivery of training and upskilling in international health and safety, ethics and compliance, industry standards on anti-bribery and corruption.