The Husab Project Joint Venture, comprising AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and Tenova Bateman, has been awarded a reimbursable contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) of Swakop Uranium’s Husab Project near Swakopmund in Namibia. The total contract value is ZAR 822 million (92,8 million US$). The contract follows the Husab Project owner‘s team and AMEC‘s feasibility study for the Husab Project, which will be developed as a low-risk, large-scale load-and-haul open pit mine, feeding ore to a conventional agitated acid leach process plant. Project construction will take approximately 34 months, with the mine expected to commence production towards the end of 2015.
Husab is the largest/highest grade, granite-hosted uranium deposit in Namibia. The reserve estimation shows that Husab has a potential mine life of more than 20 years. It has the potential to produce 15 million pounds per annum of uranium oxide, which is more than the total current uranium production of Namibia.