70 Years of Potash Engineering Made in Erfurt – 30 Years of Experience Worldwide

We are pleased to take these two anniversaries as an opportunity to discuss once again with colleagues from Germany and abroad the current challenges for the mineral salt industry and the protection and use of underground cavities for backfilling, hazardous waste storage and radioactive waste repositories in the saline host rock.


06 – 08 October 2022 – Congress Centre Messe Erfurt
under the patronage of the Thuringian Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow
Exploration, Extraction and Processing of Mineral Salts –
Creation and Use of Underground Cavities in the Saline Host Rock

Some of you will surely remember: almost ten years and five years ago there was a similar event, which attracted a high level of national and international attention. We would like to build on this. Much has changed on the international potash market since then, some fundamentally, while others have remained the same as they have been tested and proven in potash fertilizer production for decades. Underground cavities, especially in saline host rocks, are becoming increasingly important in the modern potash industry, both for the storage of energy resources and for final storage and disposal.

To identify and discuss these topics in their complex diversity with experts and stakeholders is the cornerstone for developing economically feasible and ecologically sustainable concepts. Striking the right balance between both and fulfilling social responsibility at the same time, i.e. being able to establish solutions that are sustainable in the long term in practice from this dialogue, has a long tradition in the potash and rock salt industry. As in the past, the potash experts from Arnstaedter Strasse 28 would like to continue to make their contribution by providing independent consulting and innovative engineering – not least in the form of this anniversary symposium.

With best regards and Glückauf!
Staff, Shareholders and Management
of the ERCOSPLAN Group of Companies