Tses Glass Selects Local Suppliers for Its Industrial Water, Raw Materials,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- TSES, Namibia, September 13, 2013 (Tses Glass) --
TSES, Namibia - September 13, 2013 - Tses Glass (Pty) Ltd, the premier glass
manufacturing company in Namibia, has selected and appointed local suppliers for
its needed industrial water, raw materials, and fuel for feeding and powering its
four different glass manufacturing factories of float, container, tableware, and
ultrathin in Tses, Namibia, whose construction starts in May 2014.
Tses Glass has selected South Africa-based Aveng Water, part of South Africa's
largest infrastructure company, Aveng Group, for the planning, designing, construction
and operation of the Tses Glass Water Treatment Plant in Tses as well as water for the
general use and irrigation for farming and leisure by the people of Tses and the area
local traditional authorities.
For the fuel, Tses Glass has selected Namibia-based Corridor Oil and Gas Terminal (Pty)
Ltd for the supplying of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to
power its furnaces. Corridor Oil and Gas has partnered with the Dubai-based Emirates
National Oil Company (ENOC) for the efficiency supply of LPG and HFO products to Tses
Glass and the SADC area.
Tses Glass has selected Botswana-based Nano Investment (Pty) Ltd for the supplying
of Soda Ash to Tses Glass. Nano Investment (Pty) Ltd is working with Botswana Ash (Pty)
Ltd, which is owned by the Botswana Government, Anglo American Corporation, AECI, and
For the Silica Sand, Tses Glass has signed with Hakahana Chemicals (Pty) Ltd, a
Namibia-based and owned company for the supplying of Silica Sand products to Tses Glass
for a renewable 15-year contract. Hakahana Chemicals expects to employ more than 800
full-time mining staff at its planned factories in Namibia.
Tses Glass is being developed to have all four separate manufacturing plants in a
single location in Tses, Southern Namibia; starting out with a 250 tons per day Container
Glass Plant by Germany-based Heye International as an EPCM, 600 tons per day Float Glass
Plant by Germany-based ghs|glass as an EPCM, 350 tons per day Tableware Glass Plant
(selected Germany-based Waltec as an EPCM), and 200 tons per day Ultrathin Glass Plant
(selected Germany-based DTEC as an EPCM), making it the largest dynamic glass manufacturing
hub in the world.
Tses Glass has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Germany-based leading
companies; Siemens, Zippe, Grenzebach, MSK, and ghs|glass for the development of the new
glass manufacturing factories in Tses and has selected Sorg for the engineering and
installation of its furnaces.
"I'm very happy for us to have selected the world's best team and suppliers for our Tses
Glass factories in order to meet our customers' needs as well as our stakeholders and the
community we plan to operate." States Simon Kapenda, Co-founder and Managing-Director of
The development of Tses Glass expects to create more than 230,000 new direct and indirect
better paying job opportunities in Tses and throughout Namibia which is in line with the
realization of Namibia's Vision 2030.
About Tses Glass
Tses Glass (Pty) Ltd is a Namibia-based premier company involved in an integrated
glass production with its headquarter offices and base of production operation to
be based in Tses, Namibia. Tses Glass is a joint-venture between Groot Group, Tses
Village Council, SDS Group, and Nissi Group.
Simon Kapenda, Co-founder and Managing-Director
Tses Glass (Pty) Ltd