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BHP Plans to Start Up Potash Plant in 2015

10:57 AM MDT | June 8, 2010 | Nancy Seewald

Mining firm BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it expects to begin producing potash at Jansen, Saskatchewan by 2015, marking the company’s entry into the potash market. BHP expects to begin a feasibility study during the second half of the year at Jansen, where the company owns a significant amount of mineral-rich land. Planned capacity at full production would be about 8 million m.t./year. “Potash is strategically important for BHP, offering the group an avenue for significant growth and further diversification by commodity, customer, and...

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