The Minister of Mines of the DRC, Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi, together with Andrés Blanco, Managing Director of Xcalibur Multiphysics
Last Tuesday April 5th, Xcalibur Multiphysics completed the signing of the Contract for the Geophysical and Geological Mapping of the DRC.
In representation of the Minister of Mines, Mrs. Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi, the Spanish Ambassador to the DRC, Mr. Carlos Robles Fraga, and several officials of the specialized services and the Mining Administration attended the event where Xcalibur Multiphysics completed the signing of the contract.
According to the Minister, this contract represents the fulfillment of an important part of the DRC government’s action program, as it will make a significant change in the financing of the country’s infrastructures and economic sectors and will facilitate the protection and sustainable management as well as the revaluation of mining assets. For the DRC, this ambitious research will allow to plan and enhance the development of the mining industry and the country’s entire economy.
At once, the Director General of the National Geological Survey of Congo, Prof. Donat Kampata, recalled the history of the creation of his service in response to the needs of the mining sector, and presented the advantages of this contract for both the Ministry of Mines and the geological survey. With this project, the Government will be able to plan the development of the mining industry and negotiate with investors.
Mr. Andrés Blanco, CEO of Xcalibur Multiphysics, a world leader in airborne geophysics, highlighted the true significance of this project. It will allow the country to discover and develop the great potential of its natural resources using the best available technology for obtaining accurate data, so as to attract international investors in the best conditions and develop the mining industry in a truly sustainable way.
With this project, Xcalibur adds another landmark in its successful history, with more than 50 million linear kilometers of data obtained and processed, continuing with the execution of natural resource mapping projects with safety, sustainability, technological innovation, operational excellence and cost efficiency at the heart of its core values.