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Port of Swakopmund

Location

  • The Port forms part of the Vision Industrial Park development
  • Located at Mile 16, about 20 km north of Swakopmund

 

Concept

  • Single breakwater
  • Prevailing natural forces (currents and wind) from south-west (unidirectional)
  • Dedicated to import and export of bulk commodities
  • Facilities to accommodate 2 berths (dry and liquid terminal)
  • Phase 1 draught approximately -12 m (breakwater at -14m)
  • Phase 2 draught approximately -14 m (breakwater at -16m)
  • Expected to handle 5-10 million tons of volume per year 

 

Anticipated Commodities

  • Caustic
  • Charcoal and Coal
  • Copper Concentrate
  • Fertilizer
  • Fluorspar (bulk concentrate)
  • Heavy Fuel Oil
  • Iron Ore
  • Liquid Fuel
  • Manganese
  • Phosphate Ore and Slurry
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Salt
  • Sulphur

 

Current Status

  • Completed Pre-Feasibility Study
  • Completed Bathymetry Studies
  • Completed EIA Scoping Study
  • Secured port and adjacent land rights (via Cabinet Resolution)
  • EIA and Bankable Feasibility Study underway

 

Noteworthy

  • Sufficient provision for on-land facilities
  • Port to be designed to accommodate Panama-Size vessels (Phase 2)