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Esterhazy K3 Project

The K3 Project, located in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, is next door to our existing K1 and K2 sites. K3 is the third mine to be built in Esterhazy. In June, 2021, underground mining operations at K1 and K2 shifted over to K3. An overland conveyance system carries K3 ore to the existing K1 and K2 mills. As development continues at K3, underground operations will incrementally shift to the new, state-of-the-art mine.


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About K3

With a headframe rising 375 feet above the land of living skies, to a shaft sinking 3,350 feet below, the new K3 mine signifies the future of potash for the area and our company. The $3 billion-dollar project is nearing its final phases with the full transition planned by early-2022.

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The project, which kicked off in 2009, has brought significant capital investment and contract work to the area as the first new underground shaft to be sunk in the Province. In 2011, shaft sinking began and continued into 2017 when the potash ore body was reached. Surface infrastructure and underground preparations continue to be completed alongside our global contracted partners.

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The K3 project signifies our commitment to the long-term sustainability of our operations, Esterhazy, the Province, and the vision we have for our future North America Business.

Learn more about the next 50 years in Esterhazy (video).

Watch the K3 Shaft Sinking.

K3 Project News


Esterhazy K3: A Quick Look Back

April 14, 2022
After more than 12 years, close to 13 million workhours and billions of dollars in capital investment – Esterhazy K3 is nearly complete. Take a quick look back at how the
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Esterhazy K3: The Future is Here

Esterhazy K3: The Future is Here  

December 20, 2021
As of December 8, Esterhazy K3’s newly completed south shaft headframe is operating at full hoisting capacity. Production officially began November 8 following successful commissioning of the
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Readying K3’s South Shaft Headframe for Production

November 4, 2021
The future of Esterhazy is taking shape. Rich potash ore continues to be hoisted up K3’s completed north shaft at an average rate of more than 30,000 tons per day, and final work is underway to
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