Aggregates, potash and other minerals

Official announcements about planned or existing projects, or comments we may make on topics of discussion within the industry, can be found here.

Expressions of interest in the Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender

The Crown Estate is reopening the opportunity for interested parties to express an interest (“EoI”) in the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round.

The tender process will seek bids from operators for rights to prospect the seabed in all regions of The Crown Estate mineral ownership and to obtain an option for a “Production Agreement” to extract marine aggregate.

Registration is via The Crown Estate eTendering Portal, ( AND by emailing

This opportunity is open until noon on Friday 8th June 2018.

If you require further information in relation to the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round or if you have any queries in relation to The Crown Estate’s marine aggregate activities please email