PotashCorp has completed an expansion at its Rocanville potash mine in southeast Saskatchewan, more than doubling nameplate capacity from 3 million metric tons per year (mt/y) to 6.5 million mt/y and creating the world’s largest potash mine. The $3 billion project included the first new mine shaft built in Saskatchewan since 1979, a new mill, a new 500,000-mt storage facility, new rail and rail loadout equipment, and conversion of the existing service shaft, used for people and materials, to a second production shaft, for bringing ore out of the mine.

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