The testwork was completed by two different vendors under the direction of Primero Group, a subsidiary of NRW Holdings.
The FEED programme will now advance to the second phase of testwork to consider further opportunities in relation to operating parameters such as temperature range and feed grade variations. This final phase will focus on the operability of the process plant to process a range of potassium-bearing salts that are expected to precipitate due to varying pond conditions throughout the seasons. At the completion of the FEED works, Primero will deliver to Agrimin an EPC contact, inclusive of performance guarantees, to support a final investment decision.
Mark Savich, CEO of Agrimin said: “The Mackay Potash Project continues to progress extremely well with multiple FEED programs underway and project approvals being well advanced.
“Potash supply is being affected significantly given Russia and Belarus account for approximately 40% of global supply. In addition to economic sanctions against Belarus, Russia recently announced a ban on fertiliser exports which has further exacerbated very tight market conditions. As a result, potash prices across all product types continue to move higher.
“It could take several years for global potash trade flows to normalise and Agrimin is in an excellent position with a Tier 1 potash project in Australia that is on track to be shovel ready this year.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/project-news/18032022/agrimin-completes-first-phase-of-feed-work-for-process-plant-at-mackay-project/