Jansen Stage 1

Building a world-class potash mine in Saskatchewan

BHP | Saskatchewan, Canada | 2016-2026

One of the world's largest potash mines

$1.8 billion contribution to the local economy

Approximately 5,500 workforce opportunities during construction

900 long-term jobs once operational and fully ramped up


  • With global potash demand growing, BHP has approved more than US$10.5 billion (CAD$14 billion) for the Jansen project since 2021.
  • BHP needed experts in engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) to manage the end-to-end design, engineering, and delivery of this world-class potash mine.
  • Global conflict has also highlighted higher than usual potential for supply side disruption in the potash market, further reinforcing BHP's decision to accelerate development of the Jansen project.


  • In 2016, we began complete EPCM services as part of the Hatch-Bantrel joint venture including engineering, procurement and contracts, construction, and commissioning.
  • Prior to the full EPCM award, we’ve been involved in the project since 2009, beginning as part of the owner’s team, providing an information management strategy, which encompassed the entire project execution and operational system landscape, ensuring integrated architecture and system synergy throughout the project life cycle.
  • The project scope includes two mine shafts, as well as a process plant, non-process infrastructure, underground mine development, and a continuous automated rail loading system.
  • The project is being executed in a fully digital environment linking data from engineering right through to commissioning.
  • Used a combination of best-in-class new and developing technologies and systems, alongside our proven suite of tools, to complete the design engineering phase and move to the execution phase, with first ore targeted for 2026.


  • Once the project is operational and fully ramped up, Jansen will be transformed into one of the largest potash mines in the world and produce approximately 8.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)
  • Jansen Stage 1 will generate CAD$1.8 billion in direct and indirect economic contributions to local GDP leading up to operations in late 2026. With the expansion of the project, that number is expected to significantly increase over the years to come.
  • Completed over 90% of engineering prior to sanctioning with additional and substantial engineering expected to be completed soon resulting in BHP's decision to accelerate operations and move the JS1 completion date from 2027 to 2026.

Project numbers

US $10.5 billion invested in Jansen by BHP
CAD $1.8 billion in approximate economic contribution
5,500 workforce opportunities created during construction
JS1 will be approximately one-third complete by the end of 2023

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