Resource Development

Agrium Vanscoy Potash expansion, Vanscoy, SK


Project owner: Agrium Inc.

Date: September 2011-August 2015

Total cost: $2.3 billion (US)


CLAC-represented companies: Alliance Energy Industrial, Cornerstone Industrial, KBR Wabi Ltd., PCL Energy Ltd.


CLAC members at peak: 3,000


Scope: The Agrium Vanscoy expansion project increased potash production at the mine by one million tonnes, bringing total production capacity to 3.024 million tonnes.


CLAC members employed by four companies were responsible for the general civil and mechanical construction of the project. PCL was responsible for the mill expansion, conveyors, and mill processing equipment. Alliance completed the electrical and instrumentation construction. Cornerstone provided scaffolding construction and insulation services for the mill expansion. KBR Wabi installed the SIEMAG TECBERG hoisting system.