June 10th, 2017: The Topographical work is fully conducted and successfully finalized.
May 20th, 2017: Axens finalizes the configuration study and officially transfers the Report to Brahms' technical partners SNC Lavalin.
April 15th, 2017: WSP Group (WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff) finalizes the Geotechnical Investigation Study and submits the Geotechnical Report to Brahms.
February 1st, 2017: Brahms' technical partners move the first earth and start the first groundwork operations on the site to get the Geotechnical equipment in to drill 7 boreholes and to undertake other Geotech investigations to determine the ground conditions on the site for the 10'000 bpd modular refinery.
January 26th, 2017: Brahms selects Axens (http://www.axens.net) as licensor for its 10'000 bpd modular refinery project in Guinea. Axens is a leading international provider of advanced technologies (licensor), catalysts, adsorbents and services (technical assistance, consulting) to the refining, petrochemical, gas and alternative fuels industries.
January 19th, 2017: Brahms selects and awards WSP Group (WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff) to conduct the Geotechnical Investigation Study of its 10’000 bpd modular refinery project in Guinea. WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms with approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. It is based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide ((http://www.wsp-pb.com).
August 15th, 2016: Brahms sends out the official invitation to bid (ITB) for the Geotechnical Investigation Study of its 10’000 bpd modular refinery project in Guinea to pre-selected Geotechnical Companies.
August 10th, 2016: Brahms selects and awards to Kentz (http://www.kentz.com) the FEED and EPC turn-key project. Kentz, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, brings over 100 years' experience in oil and gas and has built a reputation for developing close and long-lasting relationships with top tier clients and creating long-term value for their organizations. The Group employs over 20,000 professionals and provides integrated, cost-effective and sustainable solutions for upstream, midstream & downstream projects worldwide.
February 5th, 2016: Brahms sends out the official invitation to bid (ITB) for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of its 10’000 bpd modular refinery project in Guinea to pre-selected Engineering Companies.
January 15th, 2016: The Guinean Parliament officially ratifies the Convention during the plenary session with an unanimous vote.
December 30th, 2015: SGS finalizes the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Study (SEIA) based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Environment. Brahms, via its local company "La Société de Raffinage Guinéenne S.A." (SRG S.A.). obtains its environmental certificate from the Ministry of Environment.
August 10th, 2015: The "Bureau Guinéen d'Etudes et d'Evaluation Environnnementale", the technical arm of the Ministry of Environment, approves the scoping report and term of references of the SEIA submitted by SGS.
July 25th, 2015: A delegation of approx. 30 Guinean officials and members of various ministries, including the current Minister of Industry, Mr. Boubacar Barry, joins an invitation of Brahms and its local Guinean operating company Société de Raffinage Guinéenne S.A or SRG S.A, to Kamsar to visit the future oil refinery site in the port proximity. The project is further presented to local authorities and communities.
July 1st, 2015: Brahms launches the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Study (SEIA). SGS was selected as the company to perform this study.
June 4th, 2015: Brahms signs the Convention (investment and refining framework agreement) with the Government of Guinea for the establishment of a 10.000 bpd crude oil refinery to be erected in Kamsar, Republic of Guinea.
June 10th, 2014: Brahms signs a Letter of Engagement with French's highly awarded Law Firm Gide Loyrette Nouel to conduct a due diligence on Guinea's legal system as well as to draft the Convention (investment and refining framework agreement).
May 3rd, 2014: Foster Wheeler France SA. completes the technical Feasibility Study for Brahms' Guinean Refinery Project.
November 26th, 2013: Brahms mandates Foster Wheeler France SA. as its technical partner to conduct the technical Feasibility Study for Brahms' Guinean Refinery Project and signs the Engineering Service Contract in the office of Foster Wheeler in Paris.
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