SASKATCHEWAN – The Edmonton, AB, office of Stantec Inc. has been awarded a $44 million contract for the design and related services on the shaft and hoisting plants for BHP Billiton‘s Jansen potash project 140 km east of Saskatoon. Plans call for freezing the ground prevent groundwater inflow during sinking and mining.
BHP Billiton owns 100% of the Jansen project and has proposed an underground mine and potash recovery plant that would begin production in 2015. The mine would produce 11 million tonnes of ore annually. Long room and pillar retreat mining is planned. The recovery plant would produce 8.0 million tonnes of saleable product per year at full capacity.
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