Nui Phao Project

The Nui Phao Project is a Tungsten deposit located in Vietnam. The site is approximately 80 km northwest of the capital Hanoi and 150 km south of Vietnam’s northern border with China. In 2010 a Fatal Flaw technical review was required prior to development of the project.

Nui Phao has since been developed into the world’s largest tungsten mine, with an estimated reserve of 66 million tons. The polymetallic deposit also includes a combination of economic mineralalisation of fluorspar, bismuth and copper occurring with the tungsten.

Overall result from our involvement

A site visit was carried out and the environmental chapter of the report was completed within 2 weeks. Our review highlighted the main environmental risks to be managed and the overall Fatal Flaw review assisted the project to obtain funding for development.

Services provided

  • Independent environmental assessment and environmental fatal flaw review provided for project finance due diligence
  • Site inspection, audit and reporting in relation to potential fatal flaws
  • Evaluation of naturally elevated levels of arsenic contamination and contamination associated with a former military base and the involuntary re-settlement program
  • The project was assessed against Vietnamese and World Bank guidelines


Mount Kellet Capital




Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam

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