The construction of a bulk storage and handling facility for industrial sulphuric acid at the Skorpion zinc warehouse at the Port of Luderitz, in the !Karas Region, Namibia.

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Proponent: Skorpion Zinc (Namzinc) (Pty) Ltd

Status: Open for Public Participation

Sector: Mining & Minerals

Country: Namibia

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Description

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 in the project

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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