BHP picks Canada’s SNC to develop potash projects in Saskatchewan

22 March 2011 18:55  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--BHP Billiton has selected Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin to help develop potash projects in Saskatchewan province, including the 8m tonne/year Jansen project, SNC said on Tuesday.

Under a multi-year contract, SNC would manage and execute feasibility studies, and it would provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for projects that clear BHP’s approval process, SNC said.

As a first task, SNC would complete a feasibility study for phase 1 of BHP’s Jansen project in Saskatchewan, it said. 

The first phase of the three-phase, 8m tonne/year Jansen project has a production capacity of 2m tonnes/year, SNC said. It did not disclose financial details.

Anglo-Australian miner BHP said last month it would proceed with a feasibility study for the Jansen project. Jansen could, if realised, start producing in 2015.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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