TORONTO—IC Potash Corp. has awarded SNC-Lavalin a contract to develop part of a feasibility study of ICP’s New Mexico property.
According to ICP, the technical scope of the study includes the recovery methods, project infrastructure, processing facility, loadout and ancillary services to produce sulphate of potash (SOP) and sulphate of potash magnesia (SOPM) from ICP’s Ochoa project in southeastern New Mexico.
The overall project will include the process design and optimization of the SOP and SOPM process, along with material handling, granulation and loadout of the finished products.
The company says SNC-Lavalin will also develop the cost estimate and assist ICP in the economic analysis of the Ochoa project.
“We are very pleased to support ICP on this exciting project,” SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president of global mining and metallurgy Dale Clarke said in a statement. “This award builds on our potash expertise and knowledge, and affirms our position as a leading engineering contractor in the potash fertilizer industry.”
Work on the feasibility study is already underway and is expected to be completed by August 2013.