Saskatoon, SK, Canada – K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), a fully owned subsidiary of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, signed a Design and Project Management contract for the Legacy Project, a solution potash mine located about 50 km north of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The contract was signed at K+S Potash Canada’s headquarters in Saskatoon.
“We are very happy to sign this contract with AMEC, finalizing the scope of our long-term partnership,” says Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President, and Chief Executive Officer of K+S Potash Canada. “We are very impressed with the services AMEC has provided to the Legacy Project, so far, and we look forward to working with them on the remainder of the project.”
Bob Stanlake, President of AMEC’s Mining & Metals business said: “I am delighted that AMEC’s experience and excellent track record in large EPCM projects has led to this new contract, which confirms our position as one of the leading project delivery companies within the global mining industry. The strong collaborative effort of AMEC and KSPC’s project team members has established a solid foundation on which to launch this important project.”
AMEC has provided continuous service to the Legacy Project since the end of 2011. Under the initial contract, AMEC completed basic engineering and provided project management, detailed engineering, and construction management services for the production facility, including earthworks, first piling activities, production cavern facilities, and plant utility works.
Under the new contract, AMEC will continue to manage all detailed design and implementation activities through to plant start-up, including detailed engineering, supply chain, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), construction management, commissioning, and project management services for the mining, processing and site infrastructure facilities. Work on the project is underway and commissioning is forecasted for 2016.
K+S Potash Canada has more than 200 roles to fill over the next two years. At the peak of construction, there will be about 1,700 people working on the site, taking into account operations, contractors, and partners. The total capital expenditure budget of the Legacy Project is 4.1 billion CAD dollars.
The value of AMEC’s contract has not been announced.
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering, and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment, and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4 billion, AMEC designs, delivers, and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs around 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See www.amec.com.
K+S is putting its more than one hundred years of mining experience and world-class expertise to work on the Legacy Project, a potash mine and production facility being built near Moose Jaw. It will be the first new greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly forty years. Commissioning is targeted for the summer of 2016. The Legacy Project will mean new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers, and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. K+S is growing Saskatchewan while providing the potash that is needed to help feed a growing world population. More information at www.ks-potashcanada.com.
K+S Potash Canada GP is part of the K+S Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of standard and specialty fertilizers. In the salt business, K+S is the world’s leading producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S offers a comprehensive range of goods and services for agriculture, industry, and private consumers, which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere of daily life. The K+S Group employs more than 14,000 people. The K+S share – the commodities stock on the German DAX index – is listed on all German stock exchanges (ISIN: DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF). More information about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.