Potash Mine Head Frame - Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy LP
Structure design was completed by Hatch Engineering.
Bid-Build / General Contractor
Ibberson and Kiewit Canada were contracted to design the slipform and pour the head frame at the new Mosaic K-3 mine site. Overall height of the Koepe hoist floor was 312 feet. The completed head frame is the tallest manmade structure between Calgary and Winnipeg. It is also one of the tallest mine shaft head frames in the world. Scope included:
The Koepe hoist level presented a unique challenge due to the elevation having a 24-foot by 73-foot concrete wing wall extension on two sides, starting at the 292-foot elevation