Successful implementation of water protection measures
With the official launch of water protection measures in October 2011, the industrial company K+S Kali GmbH introduced a scheme for sustainable waste salt water disposal. Through building measures, expansion of the existing plants, and investments totaling approx. 200 million euros, the potash-producing company has since been able to considerably reduce the amount of waste salt water.
The commissioning of the plants in Hattorf and Wintershall in March 2014 marked the implementation of important measures in this major project. In both locations WTM accompanied the structural and design planning, and supervised the building measures.
Despite different conditions in the various locations, inclement weather, and implementation of the measures during on-going operations, the work was completed on time and in budget.
In the presence of the Minister-President of the State of Hessen, Volker Bouffier, and Thuringia’s Minister for Federal and European Affairs, Jürgen Gnauck, the plants went turnkey on March 26, 2014.