The Crown Mountain Coking Coal Team - NWP Coal Canada LTD

OUR TEAM

General Manager

Mike Allen P.Eng.

Mike is a professional mining engineer, registered in British Columbia, with 20 years of open-pit coal mining experience in both operational and consulting capacities. His range of expertise includes mine operations, mine planning, coal processing, coal logistics, mine permitting, and financial analysis.

Mike has extensive experience in coal mine permitting and start-ups specifically in British Columbia.

His role is to drive the permitting process, which is then to be followed by the construction and operation of the Crown Mountain mine.

Manager Environment and Engagement

Dave Baines, M.Sc.

Dave is a passionate environment and engagement practitioner, with 20 years of experience of major project experience spanning industry, consulting, and government. His range of expertise includes environmental assessment, developing and implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Health Safety and Environment (HSE) programs, community engagement, indigenous relations, and diversity and inclusion.

Dave has extensive experience in mining in British Columbia, Nunavut, NWT, and Alberta.

His role is to drive the engagement side of the permitting process, which is then to be followed by building the EMS and HSE Programs for the construction and operation of the Crown Mountain mine.

NWP CONSULTANTS

NWP has consistently engaged local consultants to support all aspects of the Crown Mountain Hard Coking Coal Project.

The following consultants are part of the Crown Mountain team, with many residing in the Cranbrook area:

Consultant

Work Undertaken

AECOMHuman Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Dillon Consulting LimitedEnvironmental Assessment lead and baseline for Air, Noise, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality, Socio-Economics, and Terrestrial
Keefer Ecological Services Ltd.Terrestrial and Reclamation
Lotic EnvironmentalFish and Fish Habitat and Aquatic Health
Nupqu Development CorporationSurface Water Quality Sampling and Archaeology
OkaneGroundwater baseline
Sedgman Canada Ltd (a member of CIMIC Group)Process Plant Design
SRKSurface and Groundwater Modelling
StantecInfrastructure, Mine Design and Geotechnical

OUR FUTURE TEAM

If our environmental assessment and permitting process is successful, NWP will need to grow our team.

  • Strong preference for local workers and contractors
  • Support for diversity and inclusion

 

Peak construction workforce:

  • Approximately 500 workers
  • Construction could start in late 2022

 

Operation workforce:

  • Approximately 330 workers
  • Operation could start at the end of 2023 beginning of 2024
  • Strong preference to have construction workforce transition to operations

Consultant

Work Undertaken

AECOMHuman Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Dillon Consulting LimitedEnvironmental Assessment lead and baseline for Air, Noise, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality, Socio-Economics, and Terrestrial
Keefer Ecological Services Ltd.Terrestrial and Reclamation
Lotic EnvironmentalFish and Fish Habitat and Aquatic Health
Nupqu Development CorporationSurface Water Quality Sampling and Archaeology
OkaneGroundwater baseline
Sedgman Canada Ltd (a member of CIMIC Group)Process Plant Design
SRKSurface and Groundwater Modelling
StantecInfrastructure, Mine Design and Geotechnical

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

NWP understands the business and human value created by a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NWP will develop programs to train, hire, and retain members of under-represented communities.

NWP will identify and make efforts to reduce barriers to participation in engagement, employment, or business relationships.