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.
Public contracting authority: Namwater
Contractor: Namibia & China Engineering Co
Company: Swakop Uranium
Application: Water supply for a mining site
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).