With the announcement on 12 February 2014 that Paris-based AREVA SA would not be selling the 55,000 m3/d desalination plant at its Trekkopje, Namibia uranium mine, Namibia’s water supply situation has been uprooted at a time of prolonged drought. The Namibia water utility, NamWater, is no closer to acquiring the facility and the approximately 17,000 m3/d it sources from the plant to meet municipal and industrial demands is at significant risk.
- NamWater aims to reduce reliance on private desal water supply
- Trekkopje highlights risk for nuclear-focused water supplies
- Industrial sector remains a regional mainstay for large-scale water treatment