- Agreement to purchase up to 90,000 tonnes of potassium sulfate a year possibly starting 2021
- Distribution of specialty fertilizer planned in Australia, Asia and Oceania
- Agreement supports Shaping 2030 Group strategy
At the Capital Markets Day in the new Bethune Mine in Canada, the K+S Board of Executive Directors presented the business to analysts and investors.
Nexans secures an eight-year contract to provide power cable and support services for the Mosaic K3 potash mine in Canada.
On October 24, the first ship carrying potash fertilizers from the K+S Potash Canada’s (KSPC) Bethune mine (Saskatchewan, Canada) left it’s potash handling and storage facility at Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, Vancouver. The ship is loaded with 30,000 tonnes of cargo and will supply customers in Asia.
Today, K+S and partner Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) celebrate the opening of a new potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, one of Vancouver’s ports. Following the launch of production at the new K+S Bethune potash plant in June, this means a further important milestone has been reached.
New friction hoist will be an energy efficient, reliable solution with the latest hoist safety features
The Mosaic Company celebrated a significant milestone for their multi-billion dollar K3 project: reaching potash at 3,350 feet below surface on February 16, 2017. Over the last five years, Hatch has partnered with Mosaic and AMC to complete two production shafts near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan in Canada.
Today, K+S celebrates the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, among are the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers and employees. During the ceremony, the mine will be handed over to the operations team. The five-year construction phase has been successfully completed and the first tonne of marketable potash is expected to be produced in June as planned.
Hatch is pleased to announce it’s been granted a new patent for potash and mineral salt pond crystallization – the only filed patent that has been validated to increase production over the “conventional wisdom” approach that is typically used today.
The Canadian producer National Steel Car (NSC) delivered the first rail cars to K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) for future potash transport from the Legacy site to Vancouver harbor.
Dr. Ralf Bethke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Norbert Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada, symbolically pressed the start button for the Commissioning Start of Legacy.
The commissioning of Legacy is underway. To particularly appreciate this exceptionally important step for the project, yesterday – during a visit to the site by the Supervisory Board and Board of Executive Directors – Dr. Ralf Bethke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Norbert Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, together with Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada, symbolically pressed the start button.
2016 is a big year for K+S Potash Canada (KSPC). The construction of the Legacy mine near Bethune, Sask., the biggest project currently under construction in Saskatchewan, is nearing completion. The workforce numbers, including K+S employees and construction contractors, are the highest to date; commissioning of the mine is on track for the end of August; and the first tonne of potash is scheduled to be produced by the end of the year.
No human right is violated as frequently as the right to food. That almost 800 million people worldwide still do not have enough to eat is one of the greatest scandals of our time. The struggle against hunger is making progress but given the growth in the world’s population, climate change and other challenges, it must be waged even more efficiently in the future. K+S offers solutions in this regard and with its offering of numerous plant nutrients, makes a contribution to achieving higher yields from the limited agricultural land available worldwide.
One year ago, Deilmann-Haniel Schachtostroj started sinking the 1st shaft at Uralkali’s Ust-Jaiwa mine in Beresniki, Russia.
K+S presents the management agenda for the coming years at its Capital Markets Day today. Norbert Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at K+S, stresses: "We have created the basis for a prosperous future of K+S. Our Legacy Project in Canada in conjunction with our sustained cost reduction efforts and the successful implementation of our ‘Salt 2020’ strategy ensures that we are well positioned to generate sustainable value for our shareholders." Addressing Canada-based PotashCorp’s abandoned takeover proposal, Steiner remarks: "K+S’s entire Board of Executive Directors is aware that we have to ‘deliver’ – and that is what we will do!"
Uralkali (LSE: URKA), one of the world’s leading potash producers, has completed the construction of a 273-metre high tubbing column at skip shaft No. 1. The tubbing column is designed to bring sylvinite ore to the surface and is part of the continuing development of the Ust-Yayvinsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to negotiate a transaction with K+S Aktiengesellschaft (K+S) (SDF: GR).
Photo: Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of the State of Thuringia (centre) and Norbert Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of K+S (left) during a tour in the ARC
Two years after construction began, Chairman of the K+S Board of Executive Directors Norbert Steiner and Thuringia Premier Bodo Ramelow inaugurated the K+S Group’s new Analytic and Research Center in Unterbreizbach. On the occasion of the opening, Norbert Steiner pointed out that the new facility would enable K+S to further strengthen and expand its international technological leadership in extracting and processing rock and potash salts.