The Anonymous Widower

STRABAG Commences Expanded € 1 bn Contract for UK Mine

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Tunnel Business Magazine.

The article gives a good description of the scope of Sirius Minerals’s York Potash project and their massive mine under the Yorkshire Moors.

  • The tiunnel to bring the polyhalite to Wilton is nearly forty kilometres long.
  • Three tunnel boring machines will be used.
  • It is the largest polyhalite deposit in the world.
  • The conveyor in the tunnel will handle twenty million tonnes of product a year.

The Wikipedia entry for Sirius Minerals, says this about the project.

This will deliver a £2.3 billion annual contribution to the UK’s GDP, £2.5 billion of annual exports which represents a 7% decrease in the UK’s trade deficit and 2,500 direct and indirect production jobs as well as over 2,000 jobs during construction.

I doubt, there will be few projects in the UK in the next twenty years, which wil contribute so much!

 

July 26, 2019 - Posted by | World | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Looks like the project is now in the balance – https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/rinehart-backed-sirius-minerals-on-the-brink-after-bond-fail-20190811-p52fys.html

    Comment by Brian Armitage | August 11, 2019 | Reply

    • I had the unofficial briefing on what was under the hills fifty years ago and it’ll go all the way, one way or another!

      Comment by AnonW | August 12, 2019 | Reply


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