Project

Project Wings in the Omaheke Region

Proposed Wings project for pilot in-situ leaching (ISL), in the Omaheke Region, Namibia

The proposed project will entail the development of a well field and installation of a ready-built test mining station to assess the suitability of the in-situ leaching method on the deposit in order to extract uranium through various test procedures and using a variety of solutions on selected target areas within the Headspring exploration areas. Limited to no land clearing is planned and no construction activities will take place for this project.

Headspring plans to take the project from the exploration stage to the next stage by developing and commencing a pilot plant to assess the potential success of extracting uranium through the in-situ leach process. This will be by means of a series of injection and rejection boreholes, pipelines, pumps, dosing and ion-exchange processes on a 15 x 15 meters area of extent. The project involves, the following activities:

  • Limited or minimal vegetation clearing for the pilot plant laydown area;
  • Pipelines and pumps to convey the leaching solution and pregnant solution to and from the injection and rejection holes, respectively.
  • Containers to house the dosing plants and ion exchange circuit to remove the uranium;
  • Containers will also be used as storage facilities for the various chemicals required in the process; and
  • The existing farmhouse will be used as both accommodation and administrative office.

 

ECC’s Role

Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by the proponent Headspring Investments (Pty) Ltd to undertake the Environmental, Social and Impact Assessment and  Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 2007 and its regulations. The environmental clearance application will be submitted to the relevant competent authorities; the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT).

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Project Details

Proponent

Headspring Investments (Pty) Ltd

Status

Open for Public Participation

Sector

Mining & Minerals

Country

Namibia

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