Railway Tunnel Design at Potash Mine Saves Time and Money
Canada’s new Bethune mine — formerly known as the Legacy Project — is the first greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly 40 years, and its owner K+S Potash boasts that it’s the world’s most modern potash operation of its type. Opened in May after a five-year construction phase, the mine shipped its first product in June and K+S intends to produce 600,000 metric tons (mt) to 700,000 mt of potash there this year. Annual production capacity of 2 million mt is expected to be reached soon thereafter. This will be followed by the gradual expansion of production capacity to 2.86 million mt per year (mt/y) in 2023. In a third expansion phase, the mine could reach a maximum output of 4 million mt/y of potassium chloride in about 10 years.
Software Speeds Technical Documentation Management
Ontario, Canada-based MacLean Engineering has been developing innovative underground mining equipment solutions for more than 40 years, expanding its products and support services into 23 countries on six continents.
MacLean’s product line ranges from ground support with their 900 Series platform and utility bolters, to ore flow with secondary reduction drills, mobile rock breakers, and water cannons, to explosives handing vehicles, shotcrete sprayers, and MineMate support vehicles and attachments.