Port of Grays Harbor

Potash exports and Grays Harbor: BHP hosts open house September 14 at HHS

September 2017 – BHP will be holding a public open house to inform the community and interested parties about a potential potash export facility at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 3 in west Hoquiam.

Potash, or potassium chloride (KCI), is a naturally occurring mineral and is a key ingredient in agricultural and garden fertilizers. The world’s largest known reserves of potash are located in Saskatchewan Canada, where BHP is developing the Jansen Potash Project to supply potash to emerging markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia where economic growth is driving increased agricultural production.

The open house event will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Hoquiam High School Commons, 501 W Emerson Avenue, Hoquiam, WA, on Thursday, September 14th, with an overview presentation beginning at 5:30pm. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity for questions and discussions at various stations with BHP representatives.

“Economic development and stimulating international trade are two of the Port of Grays Harbor’s top priorities and this project would bring significant economic opportunity to our community, resulting in private investment and job creation,” reports Port Commissioner Stan Pinnick. “This open house is a chance for the public to learn more about potash, the proposed export facility at Terminal 3 and the potential economic impacts from company officials. We encourage everyone interested in the project to join us in learning the facts and exploring this opportunity.”

BHP is a leading resources company with a global footprint built around 11 core operating assets in Iron Ore, Copper, Petroleum and Coal, with Potash as a potential fifth business. We are driven by Our Charter of Core values of Sustainability (putting health and safety first, being environmentally responsible and supporting our communities), Integrity (doing what is right and doing what we say we will do), Respect (embracing openness, trust, teamwork, diversity and relationships that are mutually beneficial), Performance (Achieving superior business results by stretching our capabilities), Simplicity (Focusing our efforts on the things that matter most) and Accountability (Defining and accepting responsibility and delivering on our commitments). We have a unique perspective on the extraordinary potential of natural resources and the role our products contribute to advance the essential building blocks of progress.

BHP will hold an open house at the Hoquiam High School Commons on Thursday, September 14th from 5pm-7pm to discuss its plans for a potential potash export facility at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 3 in west Hoquiam