The Project will have a five year contruction period with first polyhalite produced in 2021 and ramping up to 10 Mtpa by 2024.
The focus of quarter one 2017 is to continue with geotechnical works at the mine site and to implement highways improvements that will open up the access to the mine site and improve pedestrian safety in Whitby.
We are aiming to commence site preparation at the mine site in quarter two 2017 in order to prepare for shaft sinking later this year. Shaft sinking the main shafts at the mine site will continue until shaft fit out in 2021. Smaller shafts at the mine site and Lockwood Beck will be sunk to faciltate tunnelling the mineral transport system that will begin in 2019.