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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

Production resumes at Unterbreizbach site

Jul 11, 2016

The production of potash fertilizers at the Unterbreizbach site of the Werra plant has temporarily resumed today. Production is expected to be maintained until 14 July 2016. Production at the Werra site is still determined by the strongly limited disposal possibilities as well as the available basin capacities. more

EBIT I of the K+S group in second quarter 2016 significantly below previous year

Jun 27, 2016

On the basis of preliminary figures, EBIT I for the K+S Group results to around € 10 million in the second quarter 2016 (Q2/15: € 179.2 million). Reasons for the deviation are a significantly lower average selling price in the potash and magnesium products business unit and unexpectedly high production outages due to the limited deep-well injection permit for liquid residues at the Werra plant. more

Short-time working at the Werra plant

Mar 29, 2016

In the light of the low level of precipitation over the past few weeks and the resulting limitations on discharging wastewater into the Werra, potash production at the Hattorf and Unterbreizbach sites will be temporarily suspended starting on 1 April. more

Spring Fertilization

Mar 23, 2016

Part 3 of our series „Through the fertilization year with K+S“ shows the importance of spring fertilization. more

Saline Reduction Masterplan Criticized

Mar 21, 2016

A large number of factors have a bearing on whether good environmental conditions can be attained for the Werra and Weser rivers. The “Saline Reduction Masterplan” approved by the Weser River Basin Association environment ministers today - a special program of measures tied to the Weser River Basin Association management plan – is, however, geared solely toward reducing saline pollution. more

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