The Crown Mountain Coking Coal Team - NWP Coal Canada LTD

OUR TEAM

President

Michael Gray

Michael Gray is an experienced resource executive with over 30 years’ experience in resource and infrastructure development.

Michael has extensive experience in the planning and construction of greenfield coking coal projects and has substantial expertise in mine permitting, indigenous and community engagement, mine construction and operations, project finance and coal marketing and customer development. During his career, he has been extensively involved in developing new projects with close participation of indigenous groups and community stakeholders.

He was the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the acquisition and successful development and operation of the Middlemount Coal Project and more recently has provided consulting advice within the resource industry including involvement in the development of the Bluff PCI project in Central Queensland and the successful acquisition of the Colton Coal Project.

Michael was previously a Director of the Queensland Resources Council, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Business Administration from Deakin University, is a graduate of the Australian Company.

Directors’ Course and was the inaugural winner of the Talbot Family Foundation International Company Directors Scholarship.

Manager Environment and Engagement

Dave Baines, M.Sc.

Dave Baines is a passionate environment and engagement practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in major project development spanning industry, consulting, and government.

Dave has extensive experience in the planning, assessment, and permitting of mining projects and has substantial expertise in developing close relationships with Indigenous nations, local communities, industry peers, and stewardship initiatives. Dave’s passions include going beyond business as usual, honest and brave communication, and being a champion for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geography) and a Masters of Science (Geography) from the University of Calgary. His Masters’ research was funded in part by the National Science and Engineering Research Council. His Masters’ thesis won the University of Calgary’s Silver Medallion for academic excellence while being written in a style accessible and understandable to and by the public.

He grew up in Calgary Alberta and learned about life and the world while exploring the eastern slopes of the Rockies. He spent a year living amongst the Netsilik Inuit in Gjoa Haven Nunavut. He now calls the Elk Valley home and is an active community volunteer supporting outdoor recreation.

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

AECOM Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Dillon Consulting Limited Environmental Assessment lead and baseline for Air, Noise, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality, Socio-Economics, and Terrestrial
Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. Terrestrial and Reclamation
Lotic Environmental Fish and Fish Habitat and Aquatic Health
Nupqu Development Corporation Surface Water Quality Sampling and Archaeology
Okane Groundwater baseline
Sedgman Canada Ltd (a member of CIMIC Group) Process Plant Design
SRK Surface and Groundwater Modelling
Stantec Infrastructure, 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 early 2024


Operation workforce:

  • Approximately 330 workers
  • Operations could start in late 2025
  • Strong preference to have construction workforce transition to operations

Consultant

Work Undertaken

AECOM Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Dillon Consulting Limited Environmental Assessment lead and baseline for Air, Noise, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality, Socio-Economics, and Terrestrial
Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. Terrestrial and Reclamation
Lotic Environmental Fish and Fish Habitat and Aquatic Health
Nupqu Development Corporation Surface Water Quality Sampling and Archaeology
Okane Groundwater baseline
Sedgman Canada Ltd (a member of CIMIC Group) Process Plant Design
SRK Surface and Groundwater Modelling
Stantec Infrastructure, 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.