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Groot Sands Appoints the Technical Team for the Groot Silica Sand Processing Factories in Oshikango

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- OSHIKANGO, Namibia, June 6, 2018 (Groot Sands) --

Groot Sands (Pty) Ltd has appointed Windhoek, Namibia-based Burmeister and Partners as the Consulting Engineers and Northern Ireland, UK-based CDE as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firm for the construction, engineering and equipment installation, on a turnkey basis, for the Groot Silica Sand Processing Factory in Oshikango of Helao Nafidi Town in Ohangwena Region.

Groot Sands has been formed to exclusively supply quality silica sand products to the Groot Glass Manufacturing Factories in Tses Village of //Karas Region.

"Groot Sands is poised to become one of the world's leading producers of industrial sands used in the glass, oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications with an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes for the exclusive supplying of silica sand to Groot Glass and exports the surplus to the world's markets." Exclaims Mr. Andreas Mathias, CEO of Groot Sands.

Groot Sands received its Environmental Clearance Certification in 2018 according to The Environmental Management Act of 2007 by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia.

"Groot Sands seeks to be part of the community where it plans to operate, by providing cash donation and resources for the area communities, when possible, in order to help contribute to the social wellbeing of the area communities." States Mr. Elikana Nangolo, President and COO of Groot Systems.

"We are very excited to setup Groot Sands to produce and sell world-class quality sands for the glass, frac, filtration, foundry, sports, agrochemicals, oil and gas industries in our beautiful country, Namibia and create good paying jobs, starting at N$35 per hour, as the minimum hourly rate, plus great compensation packages and maternity and paternity leave for all our full-time employees, to help develop and grow our economy." Says Mr. Isak Nangombe, Assistant Production Manager, Groot Sands.

The total estimated costs to set up the Groot Silica Sand Processing Factories in Oshikango is about USD $30 million (NAD $382.95 million) and the Company expects to create about 1,500 direct jobs at its sand quarries and processing factories in Eeshoke Village and the surrounding areas.

Initially planned for setup at Okahenge Village of the Onamutayi District in Okatana Constituency of Oshana Region, the construction of the Groot Sands factories in Eeshoke Village in Oshikango of Ohangwena Region, is expected to start in coming months and will last for about 30 weeks to complete.

"The Groot Glass Manufacturing Factories being setup in Tses Village of //Karas Region is effecting a large industrial economic ecosystem development throughout Namibia to create thousands of manufacturing jobs countrywide." States Simon Kapenda, Founder of Groot Glass and Groot Sands.

Groot Sands has selected the technical team of Burmeister and Partners and CDE based on their many years of delivering quality engineering and installation work and their maintenance care around the world.

About Groot Sands
Established in 2015, Groot Sands (Pty) Ltd (Co.Reg.No.: 2016/0399), previously known as "Groot Silica Mining (Pty) Ltd", has been formed to exclusively produce and supply quality silica sand products to the Groot Glass Manufacturing Factories in Tses Village of //Karas Region.

Contact Info
Simon Kapenda
Groot Sands (Pty) Ltd
Oshikango, Namibia

Phone: +264-81-250-9027
Email: simon@grootgroup.com
Web: www.grootgroup.com/sands
Facebook: grootsands

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