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WATER: Veolia deliver process equipment for K+S Potash’s Legacy project

SASKATCHEWAN – The major process equipment for K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project has been delivered to the job site. This process equipment, HPD® Crystallization Technology from Veolia, will purify and produce up to 2 million...



SASKATCHEWAN – The major process equipment for K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project has been delivered to the job site. This process equipment, HPD® Crystallization Technology from Veolia, will purify and produce up to 2 million tonnes annually of high quality potassium chloride from solution mined potash at the Legacy facility when completed in 2017. Overall the Legacy mine will produce up to 2.86 million tonnes annually.

The individual vessels that make up the crystallization system range in size up to 30 meters long, nearly 10 meters diameter, and weigh up to 180 tonnes. Mainly fabricated and assembled in the United States and Canada over a period of more than a year, these vessels were shipped 200 km to the Legacy site near Moose Jaw.

These vessels are among the largest shipments ever made in Saskatchewan. Shipment of the vessels required detailed planning, an approved route plan, and real-time communication with the co-operation of municipalities and utilities potentially impacted by these activities.

Veolia has a history of successful execution of complex, large scale projects in Canada for the pulp and, chemical processing, and oil and gas industries for more than 50 years.

Veolia Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. (Veolia.com)

Learn more about the Legacy project at KS-PotashCanada.com