Projekt-Consult History

1979

Foundation in Frankfurt by Medico International founders as commercial offshoot.

1980

First projects in promotion of small and medium-scale industries and crafts, rural development, development and transfer of appropriate technologies, ecological research and environmental techniques, and training and qualification.

1980

First projects in the mining and renewable energy sectors, which became Projekt-Consult’s core business areas.

1988

1988-1992: Technical backstopping of the project „Promotion of Village Food-Processing Technologies and the Crafts Sector by means of Small-Scale Hydropower Plants", global (GTZ/GATE)

1989

1989-1993: Tools for Mining (GTZ/GATE) – resulted in milestone publications “Small-Scale Gold Mining - Processing Techniques in Developing Countries ” and “Tools for Mining – Techniques and Processes for Small-Scale Mining ”

1990

1990s-2000s: Milestone projects and publications on environmental management in ASM in Latin America.

1990

Since mid 1990s: Participation in international and national dialogues on ASM, environmental risks and responsible mining (CASM, IGF, Hg network, GECO, UFOPLAN).

1993

1993-1997: Improvement of the rural electricity supply in the Solomon Islands (GTZ); project included advisory services to the Solomon Island Government and Electricity Authority as well as design, acquisition of equipment, tendering and supervision of construction, and starting up of a hydro-power plant in Buala

1993

1993-2001: Environmental protection in small-scale gold mining in Ecuador (SDC).

1994

1994-2006: MEDMIN Bolivia (SDC) – integrated environmental management in small-scale mining – incl. feasibility study for tailings facility for more than 50 concentration plants in Potosi, which has consequently been built.

1997

1997-2004: APEMIN Bolivia (EC) – support to Small-Scale Mining.

1999

1999-2008: GAMA Peru (SDC) – Integrated Environmental Management of Small-Scale Mining.

1999

1999-2016: Multi-donor Renewable Energy projects in the Caribbean, incl. the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP; 2003-2016).

2000

Multi-year EC Sysmin-funded ASM support projects in Africa and Asia.

Participation in first Fair Trade Gold certification.

2003

Publication of “Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining – Challenges and Opportunities ” (within the MMSD project).

2005

Publication of “Environmental Management in Small-Scale Mining ” (CASM, SDC funding)

2011

2011-2012: Participation in the drafting of the gold supplement of the OECD Minerals Due Diligence Guidance.

2011

2011-2012: Participation in the drafting of the gold supplement of the OECD Minerals Due Diligence Guidance.

2013

Since 2013: Better Gold Initiative (BGI) for ASM (SECO) - Public-Private partnership for setting-up integrated supply chains.

2013

Since 2013: policy advice and research projects for German government and European Union (ÖkoRess, STRADE).

2014

Projekt-Consult became 100% subsidiary of GFA Consulting Group, based in Hamburg, Germany.

2014

From now on, Projekt-Consult focused exclusively on mining and mineral resources.

As part of the acquisition process, the Renewable Energy portfolio was transferred to GFA.

2014

PRC moved to GFA’s headquarters in Hamburg.

2019

PRC celebrates 40 years.