K+S Bethune mine in Canada churns out first tonnes of potash - Mining.com

Posted July 2017

K+S Potash Canada, a subsidiary of German giant K+S Group, announced Monday it had produced the first tonnes of marketable potash in its new Bethune mine over the weekend. The mine, located in Canada’s potash-rich Saskatchewan province, began operations last month and it’s expected to produce 2 million tonnes per year once at full capacity, which is slated to achieve by the end of the year. Bethune is expected to produce 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of potash this year and 2 million tonnes per year once at full capacity. K+S said it intends to produce 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of potash in the Bethune mine, built in partnership with Amec Foster Wheeler, this year.

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