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The new Ust-Jaiwa mine in the Berezniki/Solikamsk area of Russia will eventually produce 10Mt/y of potash. It forms part of the Ust-Yayvinsky block of mines being developed by Uralkali, 200km north of Perm on the west side of the Urals
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Deilmann Haniel is general contractor for construction of the shafts at the mine, while Eaton has supplied a turnkey signalling and communication system for the shaft sinking.

The construction of the surface complex at Ust-Jaiwa began in 2015. Deilmann Haniel plans to complete the construction of shafts in 2017 and produce its first ore in 2020. The new mine will have two shafts: a 465m-deep shaft with skip winding (for hoisting the ore) and a shaft with cage winding (for hoisting and descending workers and loads).

Photo: Eaton and Deilmann Haniel