Normet Canada has been awarded a contract from BHP for the Jansen potash project, located in Saskatchewan, Canada. The contract covers the delivery of a large fleet of multi-use, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Emissions reduction, improved productivity and advanced health and welfare of employees were key inputs to BHP Jansen’s decision to adopt BEV technology. With the mine’s pursuit of electrification of mobile equipment and technology, Jansen is expected to emit about half the average CO2 per ton of product compared to the average Saskatchewan potash mine.
The Jansen project has the potential to be the largest potash-producing mine in the world and is expected to operate for up to 100 years. Commercial production is targeted for 2026. The delivery period of the fleet is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2023 and extend to 2024.