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Rejean Carrier Joins Pebble Partnership as Chief Operating Officer

Anchorage, Alaska – March 1, 2012,  The Pebble Partnership has expanded its executive team with the addition of Rejean Carrier as Chief Operating Officer.  Carrier will lead the Pebble Partnership operations and technical program, reporting to Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively.

Carrier’s key responsibilities will include providing leadership for developing, designing, permitting, and constructing a project on budget and on time, while ensuring sustainable and responsible development throughout the region.  Carrier’s duties will also include developing partnerships for power, port and road infrastructure aspects.

Carrier, a geological engineer, brings extensive credentials to the Pebble Partnership with 35 years of experience leading large-scale global mineral development and infrastructure projects. His resume includes leading numerous multi-billion dollar projects in aluminum, iron ore, power generation and nickel, encompassing all stages from pre-development through construction. He has experience with both Owner and Contractor teams, as well as in-depth knowledge of large-scale projects requiring  power, port, rail and road infrastructure.

Carrier’s background includes a vast knowledge of working logistics in cold climates similar to that of the Pebble Deposit.   He is also familiar with North American permitting and regulatory requirements.  In addition to his technical and management  skillset, Carrier also has wide experience  working with local stakeholders, developing local contracting expertise and driving successful project completion in line with a shared commitment to sustainable development.

Most recently, Carrier was the Site Director and Deputy Project Director for Koniambo Nickel in New Caledonia. There he was responsible for the overall management of site activities for the construction of a $5 billion nickel metallurgical plant, which included construction of port infrastructure, mine development , an ore  processing plant and a 350mw power plant , as well as the mobilization of more than 6,000 workers at its peak.  

Prior to his work for Koniambo, Carrier worked for SNC Lavalin as a Senior Vice President, Construction Division and Project Manager for the Aluminum Division. There his work included management of engineering procurement and construction management of an aluminum smelter in Qatar, as well as the set-up  of a new business unit in Abu Dhabi, for the development of one of the world’s largest aluminum smelters, an effort that included both a port and power plant. Carrier started his career with Bechtel, where he worked in planning, cost control and contract administration, after graduating from the University of Laval in Quebec, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.

The Pebble Project is located in Southwest Alaska on state land designated for mineral exploration and development. It is situated approximately 1,000 feet above sea-level and 65 miles from tidewater on Cook Inlet. The Pebble Limited Partnership was established in July 2007 as a 50:50 partnership between a subsidiary of Anglo American plc and an affiliate of Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd.

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