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Kalium Lakes announces Beyondie SOP project update

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World Fertilizer,

Kalium Lakes LTD has announced that the overall Beyondie sulfate of potash (SOP) project is now 75% complete, on budget and on schedule.

All the primary evaporation ponds are complete and production of potassium salts for commissioning and production ramp-up is on target. The gas supply infrastructure is nearing completion with commissioning activities to commence in January 2021. The power station has approximately 10% of work outstanding and will be ready to be commissioned as soon as the gas infrastructure goes live. With more than 95% of all Ebtec equipment delivered to the site and the final Ebtec shipment of equipment for the SOP purification plant now in transit, there has been an increase in process plant construction activities.

CEO of Kalium Lakes, Rudolph van Niekerk, said: “Kalium Lakes is an exciting place to be at the moment with so many milestones being achieved on a daily basis. While it is impossible to cover everything, we have strived to provide investors a good overview of what’s going on by uploading our latest corporate video to our website and social media platforms.

“Construction of the overall project has now passed the 75% completion point and the project team continues to exceed expectations. With operational activities also remaining on target, Kalium Lakes is about to enter an impressive period where all the different elements will come together before ramping up to commissioning and first production.”

All of the primary evaporation ponds required for the commissioning of the SOP purification plant are now complete. The recycle ponds, which will receive brine from the SOP purification plant, are on track ahead of the plant and will be used to optimise production of potassium salts to increase production rates during start-up.

The gas inlet station is ready for connection to the recently commissioned APA metering facility and is on schedule to be commissioned with the gas pipeline and the gas delivery station in early 2021. This will be followed by commissioning of the power station which is approaching the 90% completion milestone.

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