Minehead being designed for Potash project

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MORE appointments have been made to the team at York Potash which is looking to build a new potash mine near Whitby.

The company has appointed Doncaster-based Alan Auld Engineering Ltd, a leading mine shaft lining design specialist to come up with a “low-profile, low visual impact minehead” for when a location for the proposed project is identified.

It is thought mine shafts will be sunk to over 1000 metres.

Chris Fraser, Managing Director and CEO of parent company Sirius Minerals said: “We recognise that doing all we can to minimise the visual and environmental impact of the ultimate minehead location is vitally important.

“Alan Auld Engineering is a world-leading firm in this field and will provide the technical design input to help us achieve this goal.”

Meanwhile, non-executive director Russell Scrimshaw has become the new chairman of Sirius Minerals after Chris Catlow vacated the role for personal reasons and now becomes deputy chairman.