Fluor to partner with BHP on Jansen Stage 2

Fluor Corporation’s Mining & Metals business has been selected by BHP Canada to develop Stage 2 of its Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Fluor says it expects to recognise its undisclosed reimbursable contract value in the December quarter of 2023.

Earlier this week, BHP agreed to invest another $4.9 billion in Jansen, an investment that will bring on stage two of the project, expected to double production capacity to some 8.5 Mt/y. It followed BHP’s approval of $5.7 billion for stage one of the Jansen potash project in August 2021 and a pre-Jansen Stage 1 investment of $4.5 billion.

“Fluor is excited to be selected to partner with BHP to deliver this sustainable program that is critical for food security,” Tony Morgan, President of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business, said. “This award is a testament to our track record of successfully delivering complex mega-projects, coupled with our expertise in fertiliser production and execution capability in western Canada.”

When completed, the Jansen site will be one of the largest and most sustainable potash mines in the world, according to Fluor, adding that project execution is scheduled to begin later this month.