Namibia: UraMin, Nam Water to Build Desalination Plant

10 Sep 2007 by Local Press Report

— Uranium mining company UraMin and the Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) are developing a desalination plant at Trekkopje at an estimated cost of $142 million USD, according to NamWater CEO Vaino Shivute. The plant will produce about 40 million cubic meters of water per year, Shivute said. NamWater is looking for institutional investors to fund the project. UraMin will be the only mine using water from the plant; Shivute said NamWater was looking into developing new water supply sources for other uranium mines in the Erongo region. The Trekkopje project is 100 percent owned by UraMin and is expected to become one of the 10 largest uranium mines in the world...

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