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The Dordabis Project is located 70km by road from the Hosea Kutako International Airport and all of its maintenance, mining contractor & personnel needs are well established within the capital city of Windhoek, also 70km by road from the project. All major equipment support has a 24 hour turn around time from Johannesburg in RSA via road or air.
Lodestone has access to two significant water reserves in the central region of Namibia. The first option is Oanob dam located near the town of Rehoboth and 90 km south west of the mine site. Oanob dam has a stochastic yield (million m³/a), at indicated annual assurance of supply of 8 million m³/a at 95% confidence (and failure interval of 20 years). The town of Rehoboth, the dams only bulk water consumer, is projected to consume only 3 of the 8 million m3 available per year by 2040. Lodestone has completed a feasibility study to pump this water to site via a 95km pipeline, including a scoping ESIA.
The second source of water is UJAMS waste water treatment plant north of Windhoek, which discharges treated grey water an average rate of 5,000 m3 per day, or 1.5 million m3 per year. This could also be piped via a 90km pipeline to site. The water is currently discharged into the Klein Windhoek River with no users/offtakers.
Lodestone will connect its site via a 44km 132kV overhead powerline to the 400kV Auas Substation, a part of Namibia’s 400kV backbone. This line connection has a transmission capacity of 80MVA. The project would require 10 MVA, 25 MVA and 40 MVA should it ramp all the way up to 4 million tons per year of end concentrate.
Roads All relevant intersections & pavements will accommodate the road traffic required to transport 2.0 mtpy. Rail – For the large scale logistics
Lodestone Namibia (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, 37 on Schanzen Street,
Judy Louis – Admin Manager
+264 61 218079