Nexans delivers 20 miles of cable to the world’s largest potash mine

Mosaic’s K3 mine is expanding and Nexans will power it every step of the way.

Nexans brings energy to life, even in the most isolated underground places – like the K3 potash mine in Saskatchewan.

As part of a $1.7 billion USD expansion project, Mosaic, a leading potash and phosphate producer in Canada, has enlisted the help of Nexans to deliver 808 miles (1300 km) of CSA-certified cables to its K3 mine.

Our commitment to the project began in 2017 and, by the end of October 2018, Nexans will have delivered nearly 20 miles of power cable for the mine. These cables include Tiger® Brand mine power feeder and SHD-GC trailing cables for various surface and underground mining applications.

The power cables provided by Nexans are manufactured to provide longer service in harsh mining environments. Tiger® Brand SHD-GC cables, for instance, are extremely flexible and feature a mold-cured outer jacket, which makes it ideal for dynamic underground applications. 

As Steven Vermeulen, the Executive VP of Americas at Nexans, stated at the beginning of this 8-year project, “The contract with Mosaic reinforces Nexans' position as the cable productivity leader in underground and open pit mining. This agreement builds on a 10-year relationship between our organizations and we look forward to supporting K3's ambitious growth plan."

Following completion of its expansion, Mosaic’s K3 mine is set to become the world’s largest potash mine by 2024. Nexans will continue to provide top-quality and reliable cables, training as well as support throughout the remainder of the project. 

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