Enabling critical minerals production, a decarbonised transport network and global reach and resilience for our local economies.
WMS’s significant assets and resource base
The WMS Group’s operation is another example of New Zealand playing to its strengths; setting our country up to become a global leader in sustainable production of a product that has strong global demand.
New Zealand is known for supporting health and safety and strong leadership in our export industries; and with this we are looking to strengthen New Zealand’s brand as a serious international player in this exciting industry.
How we help the economy
We are doing things differently. We are taking the community along with us on our journey – our success is their success. The people of the West Coast are directly invested in WMS Group, through a $3 million share purchase by Development West Coast in 2022. And we are committed to being a stable local employer and key exporter for generations to come, with as much as a century’s worth of resource available to us under our licences.
Our company employs more than 50 staff across our mining, ports and marine and support operations. Our growth plans will see that number double in the near future, with highly-skilled roles on offer in areas such as engineering, geotechnical, environmental management and sustainability, people and safety and operations.
Our proposed Mananui operation alone is expected to generate $71m in export revenue each year, contributing $37.9m or a 1.8 percent boost to regional GDP. Our efforts are helping to diversify and grow our national economy, leading New Zealand to become one of the top suppliers of critical minerals globally.