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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 and is considered to be in a ‘transition phase’ as we shift underground mining operations at K1 and K2 over to K3. An overland conveyance system will carry 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 mid-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.