Tag Archives: Saskatchewan

Boilermakers help contractors become more competitive in the shutdown and maintenance industry

Contractors and Local 555 of the Boilermakers union in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario have reached a groundbreaking bargaining agreement in the maintenance industry, and that’s nothing but good news for both sides. For contractors, it means that work such as plant shutdowns, maintenance, and restarts will now be done…

First unit train arrives at KSPC’s potash handling and storage facility

On September 27, 2017, the first large rail transport with a total of 122 rail cars from the Bethune mine in Saskatchewan arrived at K+S Potash Canada’s (KSPC) potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C. The almost two-kilometre-long unit train was loaded with about 13,000 tonnes of MOP…

Bethune mine produces first tonnes of potash

Earlier than expected, K+S has produced the first tonnes of marketable potash in its new Bethune potash mine in Saskatchewan at the beginning of June. “This is a great day for our company,” says Dr. Burkhard Lohr, chairman of the board of executive directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. “With Bethune, the most modern…