Highfield Resources secures remaining land necessary for Spain potash project

Mark Milam

27-Jun-2023

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Spanish fertilizer firm Highfield Resources announced that it has concluded the process to secure access to all the land necessary to build the Muga Potash project mine.

The company had previously either purchased land or obtained commitments to buy it from the landowners. The remaining areas, where no private agreement was reached became subject to the legal expropriation process for projects of public interest.

To ensure access to the remaining land required for the construction of Muga including the above ground facilities, power lines and road access the company initiated an extensive expropriation process in September 2021 with the Government of Navarra.

In December 2022, the government approved and declared the urgent need to occupy these remaining areas by Highfield.

To allow the company to access the land, the final requirement was to make a deposit, which it completed and it has now been notified that it has fulfilled all the requirements under the expropriation law.

“Ensuring access to all the land is a key necessary step to build the Muga mine. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the government for supporting a swift resolution and the Muga community and HFR’s team for achieving a successful outcome. Step by step, we are getting closer to building the Muga project,” said Ignacio Salazar, Highfield Resources CEO.

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