09 Oct 2012

Our Firm’s human resources consulting expertise was again showcased through our participation in the human resource recruitment project for the new industrial project being carried out by Koniambo Nickel SAS, a subsidiary of the Xstrata Group, in New Caledonia.

Our participation in this project was made possible due to the long list of achievements of our Raymond Chabot Human Resources (RCHR) team and Huguette R. Boulanger, Partner in our Sherbrooke office and Manager of Advisory Services for the Eastern Townships region.

“The Experience of a Lifetime”: A job searching tool

In addition to conventional recruitment activities, the RCHR team created the microsite L’expérience d’une vie (Experience of a lifetime–in French only) which was specially designed to bring awareness of this major project to potential candidates interested in this unique experience. This Internet site serves as a reference tool for discovering New Caledonia, the industrial complex, the experience offered by Koniambo Nickel SAS and the remarkable employment found there.

High technology in a tropical environment

Once the construction is completed, Koniambo Nickel SAS will operate a pyrometallurgical plant, a power plant and other complementary infrastructures, including a private deepwater port, an 11-km overland conveyor and a seawater desalination plant. The first ore processing will begin in the second half of 2012, with a gradual increase in power to eventually achieve annual production of 60,000 tonnes of nickel by 2014.