Progress up to now

As the project progresses, great advances have been made in different areas, as well as a great number of studies and technical analyses to guarantee the sustainability of the Muga Mine.

Processing

The Muga Mine Project is waiting to receive the Environmental Impact Statement.

Muga Mine Optimisation Study

To improve the efficiency of the operations.

Mineral Resource Estimation

External audit to verify the quantity and life of the mine.

Collaboration agreements

With prestigious, recognise businesses for the mine´s construction.

Project Finance

Agreements with banking entities to finance the project.

Agreement with Iberdrola

Future agreements for the electricity supply for the project.

Commercialisation

Pre-agreements with three large commercial agents.

Maritime Transport

Pre-agreement for the maritime transport with the Puerto de Pasajes.

Competitive Project

Independent verification that Muga Mine would make Muga one of the highest potash margin producers.

An enriched project

Muga has incorporated suggestions derived from the public participation process.

  • Use of space optimisation:
    Minimisation of occupied spaces (installations and mine openings)
    Reduction of connecting streets to the mine openings and processing plant.
  • Distance between areas of environmental, touristic and urban interest.:
    The facilities have been placed at a distance to protect the cultural heritage and for the preservation of rural spaces, habitats of community interest and leisure spaces.
    They are also away from urban centres to minimise any visual impact.
  • Design optimisation of the water basins to introduce additional preventive measures.
  • Incorporation of technologies and methodologies to reduce atmospheric emissions.
  • Incorporation of the use of renewable energies for sanitary hot water.
  • Layout optimisation for the power line applying the highest standards regarding the protection of the region’s biodiversity.
  • Measures to minimise visual impact by using landfill as a visual barriers to vegetation.
  • Use of surplus excavated earth to create safety dams around the facilities as an extra measure to avoid environmental accidents.
  • Exclusion of mining under populated areas.