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ABB Provides Power Management System for BHP’s Jansen Potash Project in Canada

Digital, automated system will help to ensure energy efficient and safe operations at the Jansen Stage 1 Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada

October 13, 2023

ABB Provides Power Management System for BHP’s Jansen Potash Project in Canada
ABB will integrate power and process technologies into one of the world’s largest potash sites
  • Digital, automated system will help to ensure energy efficient and safe operations at the Jansen Stage 1 Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Integration of power and process technologies into one of the world’s largest potash sites will increase electrical and substation visibility to support maximum uptime

ABB has been selected by BHP to deliver a power management system for the Jansen Potash Project in Canada, which will provide nutrient-rich potash fertilizer to enable more sustainable farming globally. The global resource company is progressing the US $5.7 billion Jansen Stage 1 Potash Project which is expected to achieve first production in late 2026.

The order includes ABB Ability™ System 800xA Power Control Library, a digital application to monitor industrial electrical systems. It will help BHP on its journey towards an automated, electrified and digitalized site where engineers can monitor and quickly troubleshoot disturbances. The system will cover the electrical substation equipment remotely, reducing the time taken for fault diagnosis and problem solving.

BHP’s 100 percent-owned Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada, is planned to be the largest potash producing mine in the world with an initial Jansen Stage 1 capacity of 4.5 million tons per annum (Mtpa) and potential for 16 to 17 Mtpa through future development. Potash, a potassium-rich salt used as a fertilizer to improve the quality and yield of agricultural crops, is an essential plant nutrient and is increasingly vital due to land scarcity and a growing world population. Around 70 Mtpa is currently produced globally with a current market reliance on Canada and emerging potash-producing regions.

ABB Provides Power Management System for BHP’s Jansen Potash Project in Canada
ABB Ability™ System 800xA Power Control Library will help BHP on its journey towards an automated, electrified and digitalized site

ABB will ensure high levels of availability and efficiency of the energy supply to the process. BHP will also have access to data for the electrical substation and electrical assets and the bank of information available will build over time, allowing trends to be identified and actions taken.

“ABB will not only ensure high levels of availability, process visibility and energy management but also demonstrate interoperability with a third-party control system on this important project,” said Max Luedtke, Global Head of Mining, Process Industries, ABB. “Our teams have been working in the Canadian potash mining sector for many decades and anticipate growing to even greater levels of domain understanding using new available data and alerts.”

Max Luedtke, Global Head of Mining, Process Industries, ABB

ABB recently expanded its ABB Ability System 800xA Power Control Library software to include more options to communicate with and control electrical devices throughout the power infrastructure for mining and mineral processing operations.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

ABB’s Process Automation business is a leader in automation, electrification and digitalization for the process and hybrid industries. We serve our customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions, including our # 1 distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics and marine offerings. As the global #2 in the market, we build on our deep domain expertise, diverse team and global footprint, and are dedicated to helping our customers increase competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart, and sustainable operations. go.abb/processautomation

ABB Ability™ System 800xA Power Control Library will be part of BHP’s Jansen Potash Project in Canada

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