Jansen Stage 1 Potash Project gets the green light

August 27, 2021
Jansen Stage 1 Potash Project gets the green light

Saskatchewan, Canada—BHP has announced that it has approved the US$5.7 billion Jansen Stage 1 (Jansen S1) potash project. The project is located in Saskatchewan, Canada in the world’s best potash basin. The project will create a world-class potash mine with expected Stage 1 output of 4.35 million tonnes per annum. The project is expected to take six years to construct and two years for ramp up. First ore is targeted for 2027.

Jansen S1 includes the design, engineering, and construction of an underground potash mine and surface infrastructure, including a processing facility, a product storage building, and a continuous automated rail loading system.

“Hatch is proud to be an equal partner in the joint venture that provides engineering, procurement, and construction management and is helping to deliver this important project for Saskatchewan and Canada,” says Mike Fedoroff, Global Director, Potash, Hatch. “We applaud BHP for their forward thinking in designing a project that not only addresses some of the world’s toughest challenges such as food security but does so sustainably through a focus on low GHG emissions and water consumption while also engaging and collaborating with local and First Nations communities.”

For more information on the project, please visit BHP's website.