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Significant Milestone In Tunnel Construction At Whitby Potash Mine

Significant Milestone In Tunnel Construction At Whitby Potash Mine

Published by Karen Liu at 9:10am 12th November 2018.

The company behind the Potash Mine near Whitby has reached a significant milestone.

Sirius Mineral has announced that procurement is now complete for the major construction packages relating to stage 2 financing.

The company has signed an agreement with STRABAG for the fit out of the Mineral Transport System (MTS).

The contract involves construction of the 23 mile underground conveyor system from Woodsmith Mine, near Whitby, to Teesside, designed to handle 20 million tonnes per annum of polyhalite ore. 

The tunnel will also contain maintenance rail and services, including a 66kV power feeder from Wilton International industrial complex.

Chris Fraser, Managing Director and CEO of Sirius, comments:

"Procurement of the mineral transport system fit-out marks the completion of our major construction procurement programme to support our stage 2 senior debt financing process and is a significant milestone for the Company.  Our efforts are now focussed on the successful execution of our financing plan to fully finance the construction of our world-class, long-life polyhalite project."

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