24 March 2017

Two additional storage basins

Production at the Werra plant stabilized further

From today’s perspective, there can be full production at all sites of the Werra plant at least until mid-May. Further flexibility of waste water management is now being achieved as a result of the commissioning of two new storage basins at the Wintershall site. With their additional volume of 130,000 cubic meters, they improve the possibilities of reacting to weather-related fluctuations of the water flow in the Werra and make it easier to maintain uninterrupted production.

Apart from the discharge into the river and the limited deep-well injection into the plate dolomite, the waste water disposal of the Werra plant also relies on remote disposal possibilities in Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. For times of low precipitation in which such means of disposal do not suffice, the existing storage basins have proved themselves as temporary bridging. After various extension stages in previous years, the basin capacities of the Werra plant will now be expanded, by the completion of the new basins 9 and 10 (Alte Ziegelei, Heringen), to a total of 530,000 cubic meters. Full production can thus be ensured for more than 20 days via the basins alone. Along with the additional remote means of disposal, the waste water management of the Werra plant is being effectively supplemented as a result. Full operation of all three production sites of the Werra plant is now secured until mid-May.

About K+S KALI GmbH

K+S KALI GmbH based in Kassel extracts crude salts containing potassium, magnesium and sulphur from its six mines in Germany. These are used to produce a wide range of fertiliser specialties and preliminary products for many different technical, industrial and pharmaceutical applications. K+S KALI GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of potash and magnesium products. The company belonging to the K+S Group employs about 8,000 people. You can find further information about K+S KALI GmbH on the company website at www.kali-gmbh.com

Ulrich Göbel

Spokesman German Sites/Group Companies

Phone: +49 561 9301 1722
ulrich.goebel@k-plus-s.com

Ulrich Göbel
Spokesman German Sites/Group Companies

Bertha-von-Suttner Str. 7
34131 Kassel
Germany

Phone: +49 561 9301 1722
Fax: +49 561 9301 1666
ulrich.goebel@k-plus-s.com

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