Namdeb ramps up its Long-Term Plan
Namibia’s oldest diamond miner, Namdeb, is in the process of ramping up operations at its Southern Coastal
Mines (SCM) as it makes progress in implementing its long-term plan.
The plan was made possible thanks to a five-year, 5% royalty remission, agreed to by government in 2021.
Justice Mukendwa, Mining Lead & Ramp-up Project Manager for Namdeb’s remarkable Southern Coastal Mines, where the company uses accretion to physically push back the mighty Atlantic Ocean to enable onshore mining, shares insights as to what it all means.
Question: What does Namdeb mean by ramping up?
JM: The ramp-up plan refers to the gradual increase in Namdeb’s operating scale. At steady-state production, mining capacity would have increased by approximately 60%, while treatment capacity is also set to increase. This increase in scale creates employment for over 300 employees, excluding contractors.