Sirius Minerals - The 'A' Team

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Sirius Minerals' consultants


SRK is a mining consultancy that provides professional technical services to the mining and metals sector, encompassing multi-disciplinary technical studies and due diligence for mineral assets including exploration through to development, operation and mine closure.  Established in 1974, SRK employs more than 1,400 professionals internationally in over 45 offices on 6 continents.  SRK provides a truly comprehensive range of consulting services to the resource industry including geological modelling, resource estimation, mine design and scheduling, geotechnics, water management, tailings disposal, metallurgy, environmental management, geochemistry and technical-economic modelling.

Worley Parsons -

Worley Parsons provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services.  The company covers the full lifecycle, from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets, in the hydrocarbons, mineral, metals, chemicals and infrastructure sectors.  It was established in 1976 as a Wholohan Grill and Partners - a small Australian engineering consultancy, and is now a company with global reach, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Arup -

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.  Founded in 1946, Arup now has more than 12,000 people working in 92 offices in 40 countries and its projects have taken it to more than 160 countries.  Arup provide engineering and related consultancy services necessary to every stage of a project, from inception to completion and after.  Throughout the world Arup aim to provide a consistently excellent multi-disciplinary service, which also incorporates its concern for the environment.  Arup operates as five Regions: Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe, and UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA).

K Home International -

K Home International provides comprehensive engineering design solutions to developers and operators of world-class installations, a portfolio which ranges from innovative industrial process plants to major infrastructure projects.  The company was founded in North East England in 1973 with the aim of providing an engineering design, project and construction management services that delivers the most appropriate and effective solutions for its clients.  The company, which is privately-owned, operates around the world and works within a broad range of industrial sectors.  Throughout its years of service K Home International has gained an enviable record of delivering safe, compliant and consistently productive capital projects.

Royal HaskoningDHV -

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 130 years of experience.  The company's professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural planning and water.  Backed by expertise and experience of nearly 7,000 colleagues across the world, Royal HaskoningDHV works for public and private clients in more than 130 countries.  Company's roots are in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and South Africa. In addition, it is established in Asia and the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Bechtel -

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies.  Together with its customers, the company delivers landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth.  Since 1898, Bechtel has completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.  It operates through four global businesses: infrastructure; nuclear, security and environmental; oil, gas and chemicals; and mining and metals.



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SM: Proactive 'Potash'

Deep Shafts:

Rio, Sirius & Gold:

"This is certainly a problem for all those retired couples living in Scarborough and Whitby that are massively long in Sirius Minerals’ stock, but these project costs are hardly a surprise. Quite why all these so-called investment professionals marked the shares down on an announcement they all knew was going to be made is baffling.
The investment community has got this project wrong consistently while the pensioners have got it right. I’ve been told by fund managers that there is no market for polyhalite (although signed off-take agreements clearly suggest there is), that it would never get permitted as it was in a national park (it did), that it was technically too difficult (yes, it’s costly, but building deep mines and long tunnels isn’t exactly an unheard of skill in the UK) and that it would never be financed. Well, according to The Times this morning, the company says the project will make a net contribution of £2.3bn to UK GDP, will employ 1,000 people directly (and a further 1,500 indirectly) and is “the biggest private investment project in the north of England by a billion miles.” In my opinion, there’s a lot of interest in seeing this get built and the management team is going to have great success in front of the UK investment funds. Also, it’s in Yorkshire and we don’t do negativism in; it was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, so we know how to get things done...."

Aye, owt for nowt ....  muck n brass, stout. 

The 'Y' (Yorkshire) factor ;-)

Gold? Uhgg  .. disgusting Au :-)