Namibia’s Walvis Bay Salt Holdings (WBSH), can now target international markets as it can now meet the ever-increasing international specifications, following the inauguration of a new salt processing plant on Monday.
WBSH is said to be “the largest producer of solar sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa”.
Andre Snyman, managing director of WBSH said the biggest improvements of the new processing plant are anticipated to be lower processing losses, a drier product, lower power consumption, as well as the fact that the larger plant intake capabilities will support harvesting and haulage operations at a constant feed rate.
“This investment enhances international sales and marketing efforts by offering a wider range of product specifications from a lower cost base,” he added.
Namibia’s Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Tjikero Tweya at the event said the country provides for an open and transparent environment for business to work towards a globally competitive business environment.
According to Tweya, WBSH is, therefore, a trusted company with all intentions to enhance local value addition in support of the government’s growth at home strategy.
WBSH produces solar sea salt by pumping seawater from the Walvis Bay lagoon through a series of concentration and crystallization ponds.
The company has over the past 50 years increased its footprint into the international markets with exports to west and east Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others, Snyman said. Enditem