Groot Group and Grupo Mara Team Up for the Civil Engineering and Construction of
Tses Glass Container Glass
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- WINDHOEK, Namibia, February 3, 2014 (Groot Group) --
WINDHOEK, Namibia - February 3, 2014 - Namibia-based Groot Group, the world leader
in advanced industrial ecosystems development, and Spain-based Grupo Mara, the world
leading industrial company specialized in large scale civil engineering and construction
for the food, iron and steel, cement, petrochemical, energy, leisure and services
facilities industry are teaming up for the civil engineering and construction of the Tses
Glass' 250tpd Container Glass factory in Tses, Namibia.
By so doing, Groot Group and Grupo Mara ("Groot+Mara") will act as the Industrial Facility
Engineering Company (IFEC) responsible for the designing of the general piping and electrical
installation, prepare the engineering and tender documents for the utilities, central electrical
installations, civil works and buildings with local design companies.
Groot+Mara will also be responsible for all local approval procedures; architectural design
of all buildings and the whole plant site according to local standards and regulations, detailed
design and structural calculations for the buildings, foundations (based on information from the
EPCM company), road design, contracting and supervising the entire process of all local civil
works and related items, and all other related local project management, civil engineering and
construction of the Tses Glass Container Glass factory.
Germany-based Heye International GmbH, one of the foremost suppliers of glass technology, high
performance solutions, and know-how to the container glass industry worldwide, is the Engineering,
Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) for the Tses Glass Container Glass factory and is
responsible for the complete detailed engineering and procurement of all the equipment, technology
and processes as well as overall project management and supervising of the entire construction of
the Tses Glass' 250tpd Container Glass.
Tses Glass is being developed to have all five separate manufacturing plants in a single location
in Tses, Southern Namibia; starting out with a 250 tons per day Container Glass Plant, 600 tons
per day Float Glass Plant, 350 tons per day Tableware Glass Plant, 200 tons per day Ultrathin
Glass Plant, and 200 tons per day Fiber Glass, making it the largest dynamic glass manufacturing
hub in the world. The groundbreaking of the Tses Glass Container Glass is on June 14, 2014.
About Groot Group
Namibia-based Groot Group is a world-leading infrastructure development company focused on implementing
applied neuroeconomics and systems dynamic to efficiently explore, develop, and manage self-sustained
advanced industrial ecosystems for the slow-developing and stagnant economies in the world. Learn more
about Groot Group at www.grootgroup.com.
About Grupo Mara
Spain-based Grupo Mara is a business group with an international presence that provides construction
services of all types of industrial facilities for large national and multinational companies. The
Company's team of highly skilled professionals are a guarantee of quality in the execution of projects
and policies with quality integrated company can undertake the most demanding works. Grupo Mara's
Project Planning Team consists both groups from its subsdiary companies and will be represented by
Rafael Perez Borero, Country Manager, and Nico Jano, Associate Manager of Grupo Mara. Learn more
about Group Mara at www.groupmara.com
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 (Pty)
Ltd 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