BHP after potash partner

Mining giant reportedly looking for strategic partner to 'add value' to Jansen project.

BHP Billiton (BHP) chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie is seeking to emulate the group's partnership with Rio Tinto (RIO) in a copper mine joint venture, with a strategic partner in its $US15 billion Jansen Canadian potash project, The Australian Financial Review reports.

According to the newspaper, Mr Mackenzie said the group is looking for a partner who will add value, and has reportedly already held discussions with parties about selling a stake in the asset.

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