Innovative Shaft Sinking and Horizontal Development at Woodsmith Mine, Whitby, UK

Published On:
May 30, 2024

Stuart Walker, Deputy Engineering Manager from Redpath Deilmann and Neil Webster, Blasting Engineer from Joseph Gallagher Limited.

Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and ployhalite mine located near Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

To extract the ore, a series of vertical and horizontal excavations are underway.

When operational, the mine will be the deepest in Europe and have the longest tunnel in Great Britain.

Redpath Deilmann are the shaft sinking contractor. Joseph Gallagher Ltd are the Blasting Contractor.

Join us online on 14th June 2024 at 17:00 where Stuart Walker and Neil Webster describe the innovative mechanical and drill and blast methods involved in this unique project.

17:00 -17:05 – Introduction by IMQS.

17:05 -17:40 – Stuart Walker, Redpath Deputy Engineering Manager.

17:40 -18:15 Neil Webster, Blasting Engineer, Joseph Gallagher Ltd.

18:15 – 18:20 – Final comments.

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