Creating at least 400 jobs
The Curraghinalt project will directly create over 400 well-paid jobs, across a range of skill sets, during the construction and operation phases.
The skills this mine will develop can provide well paid jobs for a generation, contributing to building a sustainable economy in the region and especially in the West.
These jobs are well paid. For example, a fully-trained underground miner would earn around £40,000 per year.
As well as creating more than 400 jobs, we’re already invested in the local community. So far, we’ve spent £3.5 million in the immediate local area, £16 million in County Tyrone and £27 million in Northern Ireland.
The anticipated spending on the proposed mine project is expected to cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Expenditure will include salaries, materials, equipment, machinery and reclamation costs.