Nambia’s only cement producer, Ohorongo Cement, received its first consignment of coal last week, when 30,000t of coal was offloaded in Walvis Bay. International shipping and logistics firm Grindrod shipped the coal from Maputo in Mozambique. From Walvis Bay to Otavi, the coal will be transported by rail.
To produce the targeted cement quantities of the first year of production, approximately 70,000t of coal will be burned during the course of the next 12 months.
With cement production to commence shortly, this shipment was eagerly awaited by Ohorongo’s production team. Dr Jürgen Hilger, plant manager of the Ohorongo plant confirmed that construction work on the plant is almost complete. Hilger said: “My team is keen to produce highest quality cement and we are currently preparing everything for production.”