Uralkali removes equipment from Solikamsk-2 potash mine as flood worsens

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Friday, 06 February 2015

The outlook was never particularly rosy, but the signs are that Uralkali is increasingly close to abandoning the mine to the flood. The company’s potash capacity will have fallen by a fifth if this proves to be the result of the situation.

The rate of flooding at Uralkali OAO’s Solikamsk-2 potash mine has increased fourfold in the last month, prompting the company to start removing machinery, the company explained in a release on Friday.

Comprising one fifth of the Russian potash major’s production capacity, Solikamsk-2 first flooded with brine in late November 2014....

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