Fluor's responsibilities began with a feasibility study and grew to responsibility for relocating and rebuilding portions of the mine infrastructure affected by the pit expansion. The scope included earthworks, civil construction, pilings, structural steel erection, and electrical installation.
Approximately 2,000 Botswana citizens worked on the Cut 8 project, and Fluor's staff of 90 consisted of 85 locals and only five expatriates. The Fluor office in Johannesburg, South Africa, which has been there 50 years, also supported the effort. To facilitate development of all projects in the region, Fluor also registered an office in Botswana.
Fluor and the Client sponsored many safety programs over the course of the project and focused on safe behavior. The emphasis on safety carried over into the community.
Fluor continues to support Debswana and is currently undertaking a pre-feasibility study for a new treatment plant at Letlhakane Diamond Mine, north of Botswana's capital, Gaborone.