EuroChem potash ready to sprout

Swiss-based fertilisers group EuroChem, known for manufacturing nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers, is adding potash production to its activities. MM got an early glimpse of the development of its Usolskiy project in the Perm region of Russia back in 2014, and now returned to the scene to see it take its last steps from development to production

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Layers of red potassium chloride, white sodium chloride and grey clay in the underground drift

Four years ago, EuroChem was busy digging the Usolskiy mine down to a depth of more than 530m and levelling the surface for the future plant site, and now the mine is finally ready to kick off with