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How Dalradian will
boost the economy

Dalradian’s project will create a new industry for Northern Ireland, generate some 1000 jobs and inject £750 million into the local supply chain.

"A gold mine in Tyrone is a great fit for the skills, know-how and experience that already exists here."

Gordon Best, Regional Director, Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland

The economic benefits

  • A new industry

    A new industry

    for Northern Ireland
  • 2.4% reduction

    2.4% reduction

    in Northern Ireland’s trade deficit
  • £750 million

    £750 million

    spend in the local supply chain
  • 90% of new jobs

    90% of new jobs

    are expected to go to local people, based on the experience of other mines
  • £15 million

    £15 million

    training programme over 3 years
  • £40,000

    £40,000

    average salary
  • Opportunities for all kinds of skill sets

  • £40,000 average salary – twice Northern Ireland’s average

  • £15 million investment in training over three years

  • Summer programme for student interns

EMPLOYMENT

How Dalradian will create hundreds of jobs in Tyrone

The mine will offer new careers for hundreds of people, in the local district and throughout Tyrone. Around two hundred local people have already worked with us, and we will be looking for more.

We will need mechanics, lorry drivers, IT specialists, geologists, engineers, administrators, health and safety monitors and environmental managers. People with farming and construction experience are well-suited to mining jobs. We are creating specialised training programmes to help local people skill up. These programmes combine& on-the-job training and courses at South West College. A job at Dalradian is the beginning of a new career.

SUPPLY CHAIN

The £750 million dividend

We're spending more than £750 million to build and operate the mine. That means a host of supplier opportunities across Northern Ireland – West Tyrone in particular.

Dalradian has been working with fifty small businesses from the villages closest to the project, and another 400 suppliers from across Northern Ireland, for the past ten years. This existing network includes hardware stores, construction companies, hauliers, accommodation suppliers, mechanic workshops and graphic design studios.

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NORTHERN IRELAND

A new industry for Northern Ireland

Dalradian's project enjoys relatively low construction costs and overheads, which means it is well-placed to withstand the cycles of commodity prices. It will provide jobs and work for suppliers over the long term.

Gold's importance in the global economy is unlikely to wane. It has been used as a store of wealth for centuries, but the technological age has given it a new role. It now plays an important part in the circuitry that powers our digital devices – from laptops to mobile phones.

Over its life, the mine will yield almost £100 million in taxes for Northern Ireland and reduce the country's trade deficit by 2.4%. It will be unaffected by Brexit. It's hard to move a factory, but it's impossible to move a mine.

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Help make
it happen

Dalradian’s planning application is yet to be approved. Join thousands of others and choose progress.

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