Archive for month: September 2014

Major DFID-funded project in Afghanistan secured

DSCN1463BGSI is pleased to announce the securing of a major 3 year project in Afghanistan. The project, funded by the UK’s DFID (Department for International Development), will help improve the capabilities and resources of the Afghan Geological Survey (AGS) and the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum by providing equipment and training for AGS staff as well as promotional activities to advertise Afghanistan’s mineral resources to the wider world.

Dr Peter Zawada, Managing Director of BGSI said “We are thrilled to be awarded this contract from DFID which represents a significant investment by the UK government in Afghanistan. BGSI looks forward to starting this work soon and to help the Afghan nation realise the economic and social benefits of their mineral resources through managed sustainable development”.

For further information about this work, please contact us through the enquiries form.

Zambian project starts

Dr Frik Hartzer in the field with some colleaguesBGSI is to commence work on a new project in Zambia titled ‘Institutional Strengthening of the Geological Survey Department of Zambia in support of mineral exploration and environmental sectors’. This project, which is funded by DFID and managed by the Council for Geoscience (CGS) in South Africa, will be led from the BGSI side by Dr. Frik Hartzer who joined BGSI at the beginning of September. Frik will initially travel to Zambia with other CGS personnel to understand the requirements of the Geological Survey before undertaking the capability strengthening work itself at a later date.

New starters at BGSI

BGSI is pleased to announce the arrival of two new starters joining us from 1st September.

FrikDr. Frik Harzer joins us as a Senior Project Manager and will be working on some of our new projects in Africa. Frik has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of geological mapping in Africa, specialising in the execution and supervision of international geological programmes. He previously worked at the Council for Geoscience in South Africa, and has also worked as an independent consultant to the minerals and mining community.

On his appointment to BGSI Frik said “I am very excited about the opportunity to work for a dynamic company such as BGSI on its various endeavours worldwide”.

Paula Mulvihill

Paula Mulvihill has also joined BGSI as an Office Administrator. Paula has a background in science and I.T. and previously worked in an I.T. consultancy. Paula joins us to help manage office activities and says “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of working for BGSI and helping them expand their business”

Dr Peter Zawada, Managing Director of BGSI, said “I am pleased to welcome Frik and Paula to BGSI and I am sure that they will help to enable the company to continue to flourish”.