BHP Group hangs on to the potash shipping facility project
The international giant BHP Group is awaiting a decision by the Hoquiam City Administration (Washington, USA) regarding its shorelines permit application for the construction of a potash shipping facility.
In October, a public hearing was held on the proposed port potash project. Currently, the hearing examiner Gary McLean is studying their materials to determine whether additional environmental studies are needed or whether the application can be approved.
In September last year, BHP Group already submitted an application with the City of Hoquiam, but then recalled it to take into account certain aspects. For example, mitigation that would be required to offset environmental impacts of the terminal, namely on wetlands on the Grays Harbor Wildlife Refuge.
The facility is planned to transship 4 million tons of potassium chloride per year through the terminal with the potential to grow up to 8 million tons. The potash will come from the Jansen project (Canada), which has been implemented by BHP Billiton for many years.
Source: The Daily World