Itafos Farim Accommodation Camp Design

CLIENT: Itafos (GB Minerals)
PROJECT: Accommodation Camp Design and Construction Management

PROJECT TYPE: Greenfield
LOCATION: Guinea-Bissau
COMMODITY: Infrastructure
SERVICE SCOPE: Detailed Engineering and Construction Management


Itafos contracted Halyard to assist with the design and construction management of a 150-person expatriate construction camp near the town of Farim in northern Guinea Bissau. There were several challenges on this project including the remote nature of the project and lack of in-country skilled tradespeople.


Halyard provided the design of the earthworks and concrete foundations for the pre-fabricated buildings. The buildings included 7 accommodation blocks, an entertainment hall, a mess hall with kitchen and an ablution facility.

Halyard sourced experienced personnel familiar with the challenges of working in remote areas of West Africa to successfully execute the construction management.

Halyard managed the specification, sourcing and award of the water treatment and sewage treatment plants for the camp.  The wrap-around engineering design such as the concrete foundations, electrical power reticulation, etc. was also completed by Halyard.


Despite the lean budget and challenges that come with remote construction, Halyard were able to successfully complete the project under budget whilst employing local labour to perform construction tasks.