Water supply scheme of Husab Mine - Namibia

Water
ductile iron pipelines, namibia water supply
City
Swakopmund
Country
Namibia
Year
2015
Associated ranges
Features
Above ground laying
Geographical zones
Africa
Markets
Water

Saint-Gobain PAM was selected for the Husab Mine water supply system project in Namibia, including 7,600 metric tons of ductile iron pipes and fittings.

Project specifications

Public contracting authority: Namwater

Contractor: Namibia & China Engineering Co

Company: Swakop Uranium

Application: Water supply for a mining site

DN: 500 mm

The order for 48 988 m of 600 mm ductile iron pipes and associated fittings needed to supply water to a reservoir at Namibia’s Husab mine from the desalination plant near Swakopmund.

The pipes and fittings were supplied between April and June 2015.

The project was funded by Swakop Uranium (Pty) Limited and the contractors are China State Construction Engineering Corp. (Southern Africa) (Pty) Ltd and Namibia & China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.

As the extraction process uses open pits feeding ore to a conventional agitated acid leach processing plant, the supply of water is particularly critical for the process and operators on site.

Saint-Gobain PAM, your long-time partner for technical solutions

The Hydroclass and Classic pipelines run above ground. Saint-Gobain has introduced several innovations for this project, including our Universal Ve anchored pipe system for river crossings. Saint-Gobain PAM also provided its services for on-site logistical and technical support.

Saint-Gobain PAM, through its local partner, managed the logistic by transporting pipes from Walvis Bay to the work site.

The pipeline is now operated by The Namibia Water Corporation (Namwater).

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Water supply pipelines for Husab mine, Namibia
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Ductile iron pipes provided by Saint-Gobain PAM for the Husab mine project
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Handling of the pipes at the harbour in Namibia
unloading pipes, work site management
Unloading of the pipes at the worksite

See also

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