November 29, 2017

Sigmundshall Potash Plant: Termination of production operations

The potash production at the Sigmundshall site will be stopped by the end of 2018. The REKAL facility there is scheduled to continue to operate.

The Supervisory Board and the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel, have decided to terminate potash production at the Sigmundshall site (Wunstorf-Bokeloh, Hanover Region) at the end of 2018. It is known for a long time that the crude salt reserves of the Bokeloh salt deposit are dwindling.

The current plan is to operate the aluminum-salt slag recycling facility (REKAL facility) independently of potash production in future, and also to continue to cover and revegetate the tailings pile with the recycled materials.

It is planned to produce the salt fluxes at other K+S sites in the future.