Kassel/Bethune (Canada) ,
08
May
2017
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16:20
Europe/London

Amec Foster Wheeler helps deliver Saskatchewan’s first new potash mine in over 40 years

Newsfacts:
  • Demonstrates world-class expertise and large-scale EPCM project delivery capability
  • Project utilises Amec Foster Wheeler’s ‘More 4 Less’ efficiency approach

Amec Foster Wheeler was present at the Grand Opening* of K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project, Saskatchewan’s first new potash mine in more than 40 years. The five-year construction phase has been successfully completed and the first tonne of marketable potash is expected to be produced in June as planned.

As K+S Potash Canada’s design and project management partner, Amec Foster Wheeler led an integrated execution team tasked with delivering all aspects of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for this solution mine and processing facility. Applying Amec Foster Wheeler’s ‘More 4 Less’ efficiency approach at the preliminary design stage, has resulted in streamlined engineering, while maintaining high safety standards.

The project evolved from a pure greenfield site to a fully operational production facility. During construction, the site workforce had over 3,000 employees operating in a complex work environment, it was therefore imperative every individual contributed to a safe and sustainable workplace. The company’s Beyond Zero safety programme allowed for over 10 million working hours lost time injury (LTI) free.

Dave Lawson, President, Mining, Amec Foster Wheeler
Aligning goals and building a bond of trust and respect has made the Legacy Project partnership extremely successful, allowing Amec Foster Wheeler and K+S Potash Canada to achieve delivery of this large-scale megaproject. We are delighted to have leveraged our global mining solutions, world-class potash processing and plant design, and EPCM expertise to deliver value to the most modern potash facility in the world.
Dave Lawson, President, Mining, Amec Foster Wheeler

* The opening took place on 2 May 2017

Image courtesy of K+S Group

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

 

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