Our Canadian operation consists of our Jansen Potash Project, located approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. We have announced an investment of US$5.7 billion in the Jansen Stage 1 project, of which we own 100 per cent.
We own 100 per cent of the project. Its large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.3 - 4.5 Mtpa. We estimate the demand for potash could double over the coming decades to meet our population's needs in a land-scarce, nutrient-depleted world.
Jansen Potash Project at a glanceBHP is proud to have had a presence in Saskatchewan for over a decade. We hold a number of potash exploration permits across the province.
The Jansen project is located approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon, and will be one of the world's largest and most sustainable potash mines. Once Stage 1 is complete, it is expected to produce approximately 4.35 million tonnes of potash per year.
Potash is a vital link in the global food supply chain.
Feeding the world
The case for potash.
The global population is projected to keep rising in coming decades. That means more mouths to feed, more affluent diets and a growing strain on our finite land supply.
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