Hundreds of jobs created at Woodsmith Mine

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Hundreds of jobs created at Woodsmith Mine

Hundreds of jobs created at Woodsmith Mine

200 new jobs are to be created by a company that is developing a massive potash mine near Whitby in North Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Anglo American Crop Nutrients is sinking two major mineshafts to access deposits of polyhalite ore a mile deep at its Woodsmith mine near Whitby. Once the potash is processed, it will be sold globally to farmers as a natural fertiliser.

The new roles will include specialist engineers to non-specialist construction workers, and the firm aims to give as many jobs as possible to local people.

The mine was previously operated by Sirius Minerals but was taken over by Anglo American in March this year.

The firm said that the jobs would be phased in over the next few months, and include roles working directly for Anglo American and construction contractors.

Anglo American is sinking two shafts to access the polyhalite ore that lies over a mile beneath the surface using large boring machines.

Once complete, the mineral will be brought back up the production shaft and transferred to a mineral transport tunnel, which then carries the ore on a 23-mile long underground conveyor belt to a processing plant in Teesside.

Simon Carter, Chief Development Officer of the Woodsmith Project, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for the project and a great opportunity for the right people. It’ll be hard work and you need a strong work ethic, teamwork and communication skills, and a positive attitude to safety.

“But it’ll also be incredibly rewarding work – a job you’ll be telling your grandchildren about.”

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