K3 to K1 Conveyor Open House
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K3 to K1 Conveyor Open House

September 28, 2017   |   ShareThis

We held an open house to share our plans for a conveyance system that will transport potash from the new K3 mine to the existing K1 mill.

For the past five years, we’ve worked to complete two production shafts in Esterhazy and on February 16, 2017, at 3,350 feet below surface, we reached potash. Work on the K3 project is expected to continue into 2024.

Now, as mine development continues underground, on-the-surface preparations are being made to move ore from K3’s massive 60-ton hoist.

Currently, a conveyance system is under construction connecting K3 to the K2 mill. The second conveyance system will provide Mosaic’s new state-of-the-art mine with the milling capacity it needs to process raw ore and turn it into crop nutrients that are shipped to farmers around the world to grow healthy crops.

“Operating a sustainable business means engaging the communities where we operate in our projects and sharing our plans for their feedback,” said Mosaic’s Lawrence Berthelet, Director, Capital Expansion, K3. “We work with our partners to complete environmental impact studies to ensure that the proposed conveyance project meets all regulatory guidelines.”

The Government of Saskatchewan’s environmental assessment process provides guidelines for new projects and to the expansion or alteration of existing projects. This process ensures economic development proceeds with adequate environmental safeguards while providing opportunities for public input and consultation.

“It’s important for us to give the community of Esterhazy and area the opportunity to learn more about the K3 to K1 conveyor project, our company and our sustainability work,” added Berthelet.

The open house featured a Science Corner with interesting K3 rocks, interactive experiences and company experts to answer questions.