Building on the Feasibility Study, the company has completed a concept study to examine the potential to develop Khemisset using a four-phased approach to reduce upfront capital costs and execution risk, and plan additional expansion stages to ensure that its economic value is fully developed.
The design capacity of the unit will amount to 2200 tpd of urea once complete, which will increase production capacity by more than 70%.
The order, booked in March 2021, focuses on improving overall plant production through improved plant availability and throughput.
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The survey will involve a plane flying in straight lines at an average height of 100 m to collect geophysical information on the properties of the rocks below ground.
The average grade of 4488 mg/L potassium (10.01kg/m3 SOP) is in line with the upper end of the previously reported Exploration Target, with a maiden Mineral Resource estimated to be delivered early next quarter.
KBR will supply the process technology license, basic engineering design package, and proprietary equipment for the ammonia plants to increase production capacity by over 30% to 2300 tpd each.
The upgraded facility in Chaplin, Saskatchewan, Canada, is expected to be complete by the end of 2023 and will produce 150 000 tpy of sulfate of potash.
Salt Lake Potash has announced the commencement of process plant commissioning at its Lake Way Project near Wiluna, Western Australia.