Proposed transportation of zinc sulphide concentrate from the Oranjemund border to the Namzinc refinery, !Karas Region.

Transport 314 000 tonnes of Zinc Sulphide concentrate from South Africa to Namzinc refinery, Rosh Pinah, Namibia for processing

The proponent, Skorpion Zinc (Namzinc) (Pty) Ltd, propose to transport 314 000 tonnes of Zinc Sulphide concentrate from their sister company Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd, in South Africa for processing at their Namzinc refinery located in Rosh Pinah, Namibia.

The processing of this material will produce 75 000 tonnes of industrial sulphuric acid, that would then be transported within Namibia to local consumers, and to the Skorpion Zinc warehouse at the Port of Lüderitz for export.  Within the existing warehouse at the port, a storage facility will be constructed to store 15 000 tonnes of sulphuric acid.

ECC’s Role

Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by the proponent Skorpion Zinc (Namzinc) (Pty) (Ltd) to undertake an ESIA and an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 2007 and its regulations.
An environmental clearance application will be submitted to the relevant competent authorities; the Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT) and Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT)

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Project Details


Skorpion Zinc (Namzinc) (Pty) Ltd


Approval Obtained


Mining & Minerals



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