Potash Mine Expansion
Growth and Development
Project VAULT = VAnscoy ULTimate Expansion. The fundamental goal of this project is to reach the ultimate capacity of the Vanscoy, Saskatchewan potash mine. Learn more about our Vanscoy facility and potash production. Watch the video
The brownfield expansion will add an average of one million tonnes of annual potash capacity to the mine resulting in a projected increase in production capacity of close to 40 percent.
The expansion work is broken down in 3 main areas
Underground modifications and hoist upgrades
Surface processing upgrades – including a new parallel processing train and two new compaction plants
Various infrastructure and utility upgrades
The Project received full sanction in December of 2011. Project VAULT is being executed through a Joint Venture comprised of SNC Lavalin Inc. and PCL Industrial Management. By the end of 2012, engineering was largely completed and construction well underway.
Construction began in 2012 and is slated for completion by the end of 2014, with full ramp up to 2.8 million tonnes per year by the end of 2016 / beginning of 2017.
The construction phase of the project is expected to require approximately 2,500 construction related personnel at its peak, and roughly 12 million man-hours to complete.
This mega project will generate up to 140 exciting, project-based jobs in a variety the areas including Project Management, Construction Management and Functional Business. Agrium offers competitive salaries, benefits, Living Out Allowance and a Retention Incentive Program. If you are interested in working in a fast paced team environment, check out our current career opportunities.