EuroChem restarts cage shaft sinking at VolgaKaliy

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

EuroChem, Russia’s largest fertilizer company, announced that it has restarted the sinking of the cage shaft at its VolgaKaliy potash project following the successful completion of the shaft freezing stage. The cage shaft sinking operations have been resumed from the 100 meter mark following the suspension as a result of the failure in the grouting technology used by Shaft Sinkers, a South African contractor, which had been hired by the company for the project.

EuroChem has taken the necessary steps to continue with the sinking of the cage shaft by deploying freezing technology. After installing a freeze plant to protect the shaft during sinking and performing necessary works, EuroChem construction teams continued to sink the cage shaft. The shaft is now being protected during the sinking effort by a freeze wall which is designed and operated by Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH. Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH is also involved in the sinking of VolgaKaliy’s skip shaft and the company’s other potash project, EuroChem Usolskiy Potash.

Clark Bailey, head of mining at EuroChem, commented: “We are pleased with the progress we are making with the sinking of the cage shaft. We have suffered a delay of approximately two years and nine months as a result of the failure of the original shaft sinking grouting technology used by Shaft Sinkers. We anticipate to completely finish the cage shaft in 2017."

Formed in 2001, EuroChem has grown into one of the world’s leading nitrogen and phosphate-based fertilizer producers. With revenues amounting to $5.4 billion in 2012, EuroChem is approaching a global top five position among fertiliser companies. Head-quartered in Moscow, it operates production facilities in Russia and Belgium, and has a network of distribution and sales offices globally.

With its core business centred on nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, EuroChem is currently developing two sizeable greenfield potash projects in Russia, which will provide it with more than 8 million tonnes of annual potash capacity. EuroChem employs 20,000 people worldwide. The company is committed to its people and adheres to international standards of corporate governance and sustainability.


Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


Smooth Wall Grain Bins

Meridian’s SmoothWall bins are the ultimate storage bins, used to handle and store fertilizer, grain, feed and seed, and extend ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form