It will address two significant challenges that the region face: the need for clean, secure and reliable energy, and the need to address the challenge of encroacher bush and other invasive woody biomass species.
Great progress is being made on this project, with the C E Bennett & Sons Ltd manufactured Steam Bio unit finally making its way out of the UK on the MSC Alicante. The shipment left our works in Liversedge, West Yorkshire, en route to Otjiwarongo in Namibia in November 2022. It has made its way past the coast of Guinea-Bissau off the West Coast of Africa and is currently docked in Lagos, Nigeria.
The shipment is due at its final destination of Otjiwarongo at the end of December with the hopes of final erection, testing and commissioning happening in early 2023.
We also have 4 members of our team heading to Otjiwarongo on the 8th of January for a 3-week trip to begin construction. This team consists of Andy Clark who is the Project Manager, Drew Judge-Clark, Robin Knight and Bradley Smith who are all part of the construction team. Once this 3-week trip is complete, the team are planning a future return for the completion of the project.
*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036401. 🇪🇺