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They departed 20 years ago

KOUERGOA AND THE SMSP GROUP STAFF WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM At dawn on 28 November 2020, nearly 600 people congregated to the same point, e.i. Kouergoa Tribe and more precisely the road leading to the crash site to pay tribute in front of the hut erected, whose posts bear the victims’ names in the place...

Music to commemorate and recall the vision

On November 28, the SMSP group and its subsidiaries will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the crash that occurred on November 28, 2000 at the place of Chefao in the Kouergoa tribe in the municipality of Thio. Seven people died, including the SMSP staff: Raphaël PIDJOT SMSP CEO, Jean-Pierre LAPOUS SMSP Managing Director, Jean-Pierre GASTALDI...

We are getting ready!

There are less than two weeks left before the “Trail SMSP: Les 30 ans” event! Preparations to welcome the public are going well. Cleaning work The campsite at the entrance to the village has been cleaned up by NMC staff. The BAOUI association was responsible for cleaning the old Ouaco cannery. The walls, degraded by...

WIDJE Committee, November 28… was born

During its second meeting at Kouergoa tribe on Friday June 26, the November 28, 2020 commemoration Organizing Committee decided to name it WIDJE Committee, November 28. A first meeting was convened at SMSP Head Office during which Sarah Manzanares welcomed on behalf of SMSP, all the EC members present including representatives of Koniambo Nickel, NMC...

A moment of celebration and sharing at Ouaco

In order to enhance OUACO historical site, the company’s headquarters’, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its acquisition by SOFINOR, SMSP (Société Minière du Sud Pacifique) will organize a major event on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Surrounding a trail organized on its mining domain, SMSP wishes to highlight this historic site for...

Thank you Didier and good luck for new ventures!

After 5 years at the leading Nickel Mining Company (NMC), Didier VENTURA will definitively leave his present functions on December 31st. Didier VENTURA joined the NMC on December 1st, 2014 as President. But Didier VENTURA has been working for more than 12 years within SMSP. Indeed, for more about 7 years (from May 2008 to...

November 28, a Memorial Day at Chefao

On November 28, 2000, the SMSP’s helicopter crashed at a location called Chefao, in the Thio municipality’s area. A tragic event for the entire country and particularly for the SMSP Company who lost all its management staff in the accident. A total of 7 persons have lost their lives: Mr Raphaël PIDJOT, the SMSP’s President,...

Jean-François NEFOERENU, crane operator at Nakéty

Jean-François is 37. He is currently daily worker as crane operator in Cotransmine at Nakéty Center. Jean-François adores angling. He comes from Canala and previously worked as a sailor for Mitewa GIE Company. He then progressed and was appointed to the position of Mechanic 250. In November 2011, he decided to join Cotransmine as a...

Pierre-Yves DAYE, a mechanic on board at Cotransmine

Pierre-Yves worked at first as a casual shipping worker holding the position of on-board mechanic from 2009 and 2012. Later, he held a CFBS (Certificate of basic training in safety), a CIN (Certificate of Marine Initiation) as well as the mechanics certificate 250 KW, all qualifications delivered by IDC, from a personal incentive. Since 2013,...
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