Rio Tinto – Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine

Mongolia

Project overview

The Oyu Tolgoi project is a joint venture between Rio Tinto, Ivanhoe Mines and the Government of Mongolia to develop one of the world's largest known and unexploited copper-gold deposits. Located in the sparsely populated southern Gobi region of Mongolia, the mine construction workforce peaked at almost 18,000 in December 2011. Rio Tinto is the operator. Oyu Tolgoi is seeking external project financing, with the lender group including IFC, EBRD, US EXIM, EDC and EFIC.

IDP role

  • Advice on the process and interaction with lenders
  • Review of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Development of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Non-Technical Summary
  • Biodiversity studies planning
  • Development of project Fact Sheets.
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