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Grand Opening of Legacy: Ceremonial opening of the new potash mine in Canada

May 2, 2017

Today, K+S celebrates the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, among are the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers and employees. more

Two additional storage basins: Production at the Werra plant stabilized further

Mar 24, 2017

From today’s perspective, there can be full production at all sites of the Werra plant at least until mid-May. Further flexibility of waste water management is now being achieved as a result of the commissioning of two new storage basins at the Wintershall site. more

Bernburg Gas Storage Site: Gas Cavern to be Flooded with Saline Solution from Potash Production at the Werra plant

Feb 17, 2017

In connection with the shutting down and long-term securing of a VNG Gasspeicher GmbH (VGS) gas cavern, K+S KALI GmbH has started to transport saturated saline water from potash production at the Werra plant to Bernburg. The appropriate permit has now been issued by the Saxony-Anhalt State Authority for Geology and Mining. more

Werra Plant: Hattorf site temporarily resumes production

Feb 14, 2017

The Hattorf site of the Werra plant will resume full production on February 15th, 2017. However, current weather forecasts indicate that full production is probably only ensured for seven days. more

Werra Potash Plant: Spectacular hinging of major KCF components

Feb 8, 2017

At the Hattorf site of the Werra potash plant huge components were installed in the steel structure. The largest unit, a heat exchanger, weighs 110 tonnes. The KCF project continues to be on schedule. more

K+S commissions K-UTEC to carry out a concept and feasibility study

Feb 1, 2017

K+S KALI GmbH has commissioned K-UTEC Salt Technologies AG of Sondershausen to develop an additional concept for extracting further products from the processing of saline wastewater. more

Werra Plant: Renewed Suspension of Production at Hattorf Inevitable

Jan 20, 2017

At the weekend, the Werra plant’s Hattorf site will have to suspend production once again after having just resumed operations this January 2 after a stoppage lasting several months. The reason for the suspension is the current low level of water in the Werra. more

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

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