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Smoldering Fire at Herfa-Neurode Underground Waste Disposal Plant Extinguished

Jan 16, 2017

On January 13, 2017, a storage chamber at the Herfa-Neurode underground waste disposal plant in which a smoldering fire had broken out was opened by the Hattorf-Wintershall mine rescue team accompanied by representatives of the Kassel Regional Council as well as of the Central Office of the Mine Rescue Service in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. It was found that the fire had extinguished itself. more

Expansion of the Specialty Business: K+S Completes Acquisition of Fertiliser Activities in China

Jan 11, 2017

Today, K+S successfully completed the purchase of the activities of Chinese fertiliser producer Huludao Magpower Fertilizers Co., Ltd. (Magpower) announced on July 14, 2016. The acquisition will further expand the specialty business and with the production site in China, access to the South-East Asian growth markets will be improved. more

Werra plant: Hattorf site resumes production

Jan 3, 2017

After the repairs completed in December following the fire damage in the factory, and after being granted a deep-well injection approval, the Hattorf site of the Werra plant started up again yesterday and has today resumed full production until further notice. more

Deep-well injection application approved with restrictions: Greater disposal safety at the Werra plant

Dec 23, 2016

On December 23, 2016 the Kassel Regional Council approved the continued deep-well injection of saline wastewater from potash production at the Werra plant. The long-awaited water law permit will be valid from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2021 and enables an annual volume of 1.5 million cubic meters to be injected – two million cubic meters had been applied for on average for the years 2016 - 2021. more

Hattorf site: Fire damage repaired, but production not yet resumed

Dec 21, 2016

At the start of this week, the repairs that became necessary following the fire damage at the Hattorf production facility of the Werra plant were completed. In technical terms, the facilities are now again ready for operation. However, due to the persistent low water level prevailing in the Werra it is not possible to resume production. more

K+S invests in fertiliser manufacturer in Saudi Arabia

Dec 19, 2016

K+S has acquired a 30% stake in fertiliser manufacturer Al-Biariq in Saudi Arabia. Through this investment, K+S is seeking to participate in the growth in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, particularly in the fertigation segment. more

K+S KALI goes YouTube - "December video" available now!

Dec 1, 2016

This year, our viewers will be able to access a special series of video clips explaining exciting facets of our work underground. The last video of our series deals with the patron of our miners. more

Fire Causes Damage: Resumption of Production at Hattorf Site Delayed

Nov 28, 2016

During the start-up of factory operations, a fire broke out at the Hattorf site last Friday causing damage to the process control system power supply. Based on current information, repairs will take three to four weeks. During that time, it will not be possible to resume production as planned. more

Change in the Management Board of K+S KALI GmbH

Nov 25, 2016

The Supervisory Board of K+S KALI GmbH and Dr. Ralph Jäger, management board member and the company personnel director, agreed that Dr. Jäger’s current term of office, which is set to expire on 30 June 2017, will not be extended. He will leave the company on 30 November 2016. more

Increased Water Flow of the Werra: Hattorf Site can Resume Production

Nov 24, 2016

Today, the Hattorf site will restart the extraction and processing of crude salts again. Because of the higher flow of water in the Werra, the Werra plant can operate at full capacity at all three sites for the time being at least. more

Statement by Dr. Rainer Gerling, Managing Director, K+S KALI GmbH, on the occasion of the potash mining professional colloquium

Nov 21, 2016

Following an invitation of Prime Minister Ramelow of Thuringia, a professional colloquium about potash mining is taking place in Erfurt today. Representatives of K+S are participating, too. Please see a statement by Dr. Rainer Gerling, Managing Director of K+S KALI GmbH. more

Monitoring of the Werra/Weser rivers

Nov 18, 2016

The living conditions in the rivers have further stabilized "Werra" and "Oberweser". A further increase in the species of fish was found during the survey by water experts. An endangered species has also resumed. The summarized results can be found in our Press release. more

Saline Water from K+S Plants to be Used for Flooding Purposes

Nov 9, 2016

The K+S Werra and Braunschweig-Lüneburg plants will transport saline water to the decommissioned Bergmannssegen-Hugo (Sehnde, Hanover region) in the future. It will be used to flood the mine there. more

K+S KALI goes YouTube - "November video" available now!

Nov 1, 2016

This year, our viewers will be able to access a special series of video clips explaining exciting facets of our work underground. Have a look on the November issue and learn more about the "weather" underground. more

Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition (IAPN): Göttingen University and K+S to Continue Cooperating

Oct 21, 2016

The Georg August University of Göttingen and K+S KALI GmbH will continue cooperating through the joint IAPN research institute. An appropriate agreement has now been signed and will run until 1 October 2022 with the possibility of an extension. more

Establishment of the International Magnesium Institute

Sep 9, 2016

On September 5, 2016, K+S KALI GmbH signed an agreement with Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) to jointly establish the International Magnesium Institute (IMI) with its headquarters in Fu Zhou/China. The cooperation will involve the development of scientific know-how for application of the plant nutrient magnesium in agriculture in Asia. By means of joint research projects, new products will be developed and improved application recommendations worked out for fertilizers containing magnesium. more

Human Chain: Impressive support for the potash miners

Sep 8, 2016

On Thursday, 8 September 2016, more than 12,000 people signaled their backing to potash mining in the Werra Valley. Employees with their families, friends, partner companies and supporters came together to form a 13 kilometer long human chain from Unterbreizbach via Philippsthal to Heringen. more

Symbolic Commissioning Start of Legacy

Aug 24, 2016

The commissioning of Legacy is underway. To particularly appreciate this exceptionally important step for the project, yesterday – during a visit to the site by the Supervisory Board and Board of Executive Directors – Dr. Ralf Bethke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Norbert Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, together with Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada, symbolically pressed the start button. more

Approval Obtained for Storage at Springen Mining Field

Aug 19, 2016

Yesterday, the Thuringia State Mining Authority granted the Company approval for the temporary storage of up to 200,000 cubic meters of process water from the Unterbreizbach site at the nearby Springen (Thuringia) mining field. This means that the Unterbreizbach site will now be able to start producing again. For the two Werra plant sites in Hesse to become fully operational, K+S will still require further permits to be able to dispose production wastewater. more

K+S Acquires Fertilizer Activities in China

Jul 14, 2016

K+S is acquiring the activities of Huludao Magpower Fertilizers Co., Ltd. (Magpower), the Chinese producer of magnesium sulphate fertilizers, for a euro amount in the low double-digit millions range, and in doing so, is taking an important step forward in expanding into Asia. more