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Milestone Potash awards contract to SNC-Lavalin

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Western Resources Corp. has announced that its wholly owned Milestone Phase I Project Company – Milestone Potash Corp. – has entered into an agreement with SNC-Lavalin Inc. to complete the detailed engineering for the Milestone Phase I Selective Solution Mining Project in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada.

As the company announced in December 2016, it has completed a Class 3 (+/- 10% CAPEX) engineering report on the Phase I Project. However, following an assessment of the overall global potash market, the company has decided to revise its market destination by successfully entering into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a senior North American agriculture industry player to transport and offtake 100% of the Phase I Project potash production to the North American market.

In the statement, Western Resoruces claims that the contract with SNC-Lavalin is to complete the detailed ‘construction-ready’ drawings (issue for construction drawings) for the process plant and associated infrastructure, and specifications, basic and detailed design to accommodate a compaction system for the granular product to meet with the requirement of the North American market. Detailed engineering deliverables will be completed early next year ready for final tendering and construction. In addition to this, SNC-Lavalin will also provide quality assurance inspections for equipment procurement and on-site technical support during construction.

The President and CEO of Western Resources Corp., Bill Xue, said: “Western Resources is extremely pleased to see that the Milestone Phase I Project has progressed to this point. We look forward to working with SNC-Lavalin to move the project to the construction phase and we are excited about the positive results we have generated to date on the Selective Solution Mining Process. The Milestone Project will be an innovative and low-cost method to produce potash.”

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