SNC-Lavalin has signed a contract with Milestone Potash Corp. to complete the detailed engineering on the Milestone Phase I Selective Solution Mining Project, a granular potash product plant 30 kilometres southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan. Milestone Potash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Resources Corp.
The purpose of the project is to develop an innovative horizontal solution mining method in Saskatchewan that can be applied to full-scale potash production to reduce impacts to water usage, energy consumption, subsidence and surface disturbance, as well as to produce less noise and generate fewer emissions at lower costs. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of services includes detailed engineering and procurement support for the process plant and associated infrastructure, as well as front-end engineering and design (FEED) and detailed engineering for the compaction circuit. SNC-Lavalin will also offer on-site construction technical support.
“SNC-Lavalin is excited to take part in this project that has the potential to change the way we extract potash in Canada,” said Fritz Venter, Senior Vice-President, Mining & Metallurgy, North America.
“SNC-Lavalin has been active in the Saskatchewan potash industry for over 40 years,” said José J. Suárez, President, Mining & Metallurgy. “Working with Milestone Potash Corp. in this truly innovative project is a natural fit for us, and is a testament to SNC-Lavalin’s reputation in the region.”
Work will be led by our Mining & Metallurgy team in North America with support from our local Environment & Geoscience specialists. Detailed engineering is expected to be completed in early 2019, with completion of the on-site technical support in line with the construction.