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EuroChem selects Veolia technology for VolgaKaliy project

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EuroChem Group AG, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, has selected Veolia Water Technologies’ proven HPD® crystallisation technology for its VolgaKaliy Mine Expansion project in Russia’s Volgograd region.

The HPD PIC™ Crystallizer System will be used for the production of 2 million tpy of high purity (98.5%) potassium chloride fertilizer from brine produced from conventionally mined sylvinite ore. Veolia designed the system such that process heat will be optimally reused to maximise the temperature of the spent brine back to the ore leaching process.

Clark Bailey, Heading of Mining at EuroChem, commented: “With their proven experience and talented team, EuroChem is pleased to be working with such a strong partner as Veolia. The expansion phase of our VolgaKaliy project will increase the plant’s capacity to 4.3 million tpy of potassium in grades suitable for both agricultural and industrial applications to better diversify our portfolio and markets. Our first phase continues to be on track to begin production in mid-2018.”

“Veolia designs and implements solutions aimed at improving access to resources while at the same time protecting and renewing those same resources. With the experience from more than 1200 successful installations for industrial evaporation and crystallisation and over 50 references in the fertilizer market, we were able to offer a custom built system that offers the flexibility to meet a wide range of production requirements. We are proud to partner with Eurochem on this prestigious project,” stated Klaus Anderson, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies.

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