Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.04.02Linda Edworthy, Director of Strategy and Investment at Tees Valley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley, said: “This world-class project presents a huge economic opportunity for Tees Valley and this news of its progress is very welcome.

“Tees Valley will benefit greatly from the thousands of direct and indirect jobs that are being forecast with the area being the location for processing and logistics facilities allied with the mine’s development.”