Dalradian is connecting with Tyrone businesses

Our proposed underground gold mine in west Tyrone will employ more than 350 people full-time, once operational. But the economic benefits of the mine go beyond those directly employed by Dalradian and spread out to companies and businesses in west Tyrone and indeed across Northern Ireland. A modern underground gold mine and the operations associated with it require a range of services, skills and suppliers. We will need people to service and supply equipment including piping, pumps, electrical equipment and scissor lifts to name just a few. On top of that Dalradian will also require concrete and shotcrete as we construct and maintain the underground mine. Transporting material and equipment around the site also requires vehicles such as pick-up trucks and loaders and these vehicles will need to be supplied with fuel and of course maintained by skilled mechanics.

Within our business plan we have prioritised building commercial relationships with local suppliers and businesses in order to spread the economic benefits of our proposed underground mine across Tyrone. This is in keeping with industry best-practice and is in line with mining trends globally, where independent data shows that for every direct employee at a mine, three other jobs are created in the local economy as a result. Tyrone is ideally suited to benefit from our underground gold mine as it has a rich and proud manufacturing heritage. Already we have begun building relationships with businesses in the area, from small independent service providers to large, global companies with a significant footprint in the county. We will continue to do this. Our proposed underground gold mine will provide jobs and opportunities for west Tyrone. It has also been designed to minimise any environmental disruption by meeting or exceeding all statutory guidelines and adopting industry best practices. Our project represents a golden opportunity for Tyrone.

If you want to support our planning application, which was submitted last year you can do this via our “Build a Support Letter” tool at Alternately, you may write directly to DfI by email at referencing LA10/2017/1249/F.







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