Category Archives: Industry News

BHP Billiton – Building a world-class potash business

Construction of the shaft-sinking headframe. Images reproduced with permission of BHP Billiton. About 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon, two of the tallest structures in Saskatchewan are taking shape above the shafts at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Potash Project. by

Agrium Wholesale expands operations at Vanscoy mine

By Lisa Fattori Construction is well underway at Agrium Wholesale’s Vanscoy, Saskatchewan potash mine. Named Project VAULT (VAnscoy ULTimate Expansion), the brownfield expansion will increase production capacity of the mine by approximately 50 per cent once full operating rates are achieved.  As a result, it will move Agrium’s position from…

Esterhazy: A community on the grow

The opening of Saskatchewan’s first successful potash-producing mine was a defining moment in the history of Esterhazy, and the dawn of a new era for the province. by