Press Release

K+S sets up Werra plant for the future

Kassel (Germany), October 17, 2022

  • Strengthening competitiveness and securing the plant's long-term future until 2060
  • Increased and more stable production in the long term
  • Significant reduction of the environmental footprint and securing of jobs in the region
  • Further reduction of liquid and solid residues
  • Significant increase in energy efficiency with simultaneous reduction of CO2 emissions  
  • Important step towards long-term decarbonization of the potash industry
  • Future-oriented product portfolio with specialties  
  • Conversion to be implemented during ongoing production until 2026/2027 

Innovative ways in extraction and production

Goals Werra 2060

K+S is taking a major step in the strategic optimization of its existing business and the further reduction of the environmental footprint of domestic potash production. The extensive “Werra 2060” project strengthens competitiveness and extends the life of the Werra plant with increased and more stable production in the long term. It secures jobs and value creation in the region in the long term and ensures that K+S can continue to supply its customers with future-oriented products. 

“We are establishing long-term future prospects for our Werra integrated plant up to the year 2060 and strengthening the plant's competitiveness. In accordance with our climate strategy, we will increasingly use innovative, dry processing methods in the future, significantly reduce our emissions and at the same time take an important step towards the long-term decarbonization of domestic potash production,” says Dr. Burkhard Lohr, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. “Werra 2060 will significantly reduce the environmental impact of the plant. This demonstrates our own commitment to being a pioneer in sustainable mining,” Lohr is convinced. 


On November 10, 2022, further financial figures of the project will also be disclosed as part of the Q3 reporting. 


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