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Environmental Consultancy business establishes Jersey office

Date
22 January 2015

Locate Jersey are delighted to announce the establishment of Digby Wells Environmental (Jersey) Limited, a welcome addition to the island's growing natural resources sector.

The South African-based company, an environmental consultancy to the natural resources industry, has taken a major step forward in their expansion plans with the establishment of a new office in Jersey.   CEO Graham Trusler said;"Together with the London office, this company will bring us closer to our current and prospective clients in Europe and Africa, including those in the financial and commercial centres. The new offices have been established in response to demand as we undertake more projects across Africa, Europe and elsewhere".

Locate Jersey, the island's Inward Investment agency, supported and assisted Digby Wells in their European expansion plans, playing a pivotal role throughout the establishment of Digby Wells Environmental Jersey. 

They first met with representatives of the company during the 2014 Mining Indaba conference in South Africa. Held annually, Mining Indaba is one of the premier global events for the mining industry.  As part of their natural resources sector development work, Locate Jersey were attending the event for the 2nd time, with a 'Jersey' stand promoting the island as a destination for relocating the European operations of mining businesses from across the globe.

Senator Lyndon Farnham, Minister for Economic Development said "this shows the value of Locate Jersey and local intermediaries attending select conferences. This new business will create new jobs and opportunities in the local economy and is welcome addition to the growing natural resources sector in Jersey.  Locate Jersey will again attend Mining Indaba next month along with 12 local intermediaries, the largest ever Jersey presence at this prestigious conference".

Digby Wells Environmental provides environmental and social services which focuses on the mining, natural resources, and energy sectors; the client base includes the largest multi-national, mid-tier, and junior companies. Digby Wells has offices in South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria and Lephalale), Mali (Bamako), UK (London) and Jersey. The company has a presence in Ghana, Liberia, the DRC and Senegal. The company is registered by the Government of the DRC and Liberia as an environmental services provider. Digby Wells has a liaison in Perth to assist in communication and project management for Australian clients. 

Areas of expertise and services include:

  • Biophysical Environment;
  • Environmental and Legal Services 
  • Social Services (including stakeholder engagement); 
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS); and
  • Water Geosciences (hydrology and hydrogeology).

Digby Wells services are provided over the entire life cycle of projects from pre-exploration to post-closure and include site selection, assistance with environmental aspects of exploration rights, pre-feasibility studies, and definitive feasibility studies.