Allana Potash has received the mining license for its Danakhil potash project from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines. The company now has the required regulatory approvals to complete the development phase of the project and move directly to contracting, construction and operations.
Allana has initiated a process for selection of an engineering, procurement and construction management firm to deliver the project. The company is also engaged in discussions with a number of large fertilizer companies regarding both off-take and strategic equity investment.
In February, Allana released a positive feasibility study for the Danakhil potash project based on production of 1 million mt/y of muriate of potash via solution mining and solar evaporation from the project’s sylvinite zone. Capital expenditures to develop the project, including production, port, logistics and contingency, are estimated at $642 million.