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Groot Sands


Project: Groot Sands
Location: Eeshoke Village, Oshikango, Ohangwena Region, Namibia
Client: Groot Sands Ltd
EPCM: CDE (UK)
Contractors: Groot Construction (Namibia)
Consulting Engineers: Burmeister and Partners (Namibia)
Equipment: CDE (UK).
Budget: US$35 million (N$440 million)
Auditors: Ernest & Young
Factory Jobs: 1,500 direct jobs and 4,500+ indirect jobs.
Construction Jobs: 150
Construction: Starting August 2018
Commissioning: 2019

Summary
Groot Sands seeks to produce and sell world-class quality sands for the glass, frac, filtration, foundry, sports, agrochemicals, oil and gas industries.

Mission
To create quality materials that matter to people.

Purpose
Groot Sands has been formed to exclusively supply quality silica sand products to the Groot Glass Manufacturing Factories in Tses.

Business
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.

History
Established in 2015, Groot Sands Ltd (Co.Reg.No.: 2016/0399), previously known as "Groot Silica Mining (Pty) Ltd", is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groot Management Systems (Pty) Ltd based in Ongwediva, Namibia.

Products
Groot Sands seeks to produce and market the following sands products:

  • Silica sands
  • Frac sands
  • Glass sands
  • Filter sands
  • Foundry sands
  • Sports and Horticultural sands
  • Equestrian sands.
  • Limestones
  • Dolomite
  • Feldspar
  • Clay minerals

Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality
Environmental management forms an integral part of all the mining and processing related activities of Groot Sands. An Environmental Clearance Certification for the compliant as per The Environmental Management Act of 2007 has been issued for Groot Sands by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia.

Citizenship
Groot Sands seeks to be part of the community where it plans to operate, by providing finance and resources for the area communities, when possible, in order to help contribute to the social wellbeing of the area communities.

Contact Details
Groot Sands (Pty) Ltd
Eeshoke Village
Oshikango
Namibia

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(Co.Reg.No.: 2010/0669), (VAT Reg.: #5303 362-015), (VAT Import Reg.: #5303 362-016).
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