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Tses Glass Selects Local Suppliers for Its Industrial Water, Raw Materials, and Fuel

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 De Beers.

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 Tses Glass.

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
Tses, Namibia

Phone: +264-81-250-9027


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