Namib Mills’ silos nearly complete
24 October 2021 | Local News
Towering above a few buildings and reaching into the skyline of Walvis Bay, are two 5200 ton silos at the Namib Mills’ depot in Third Street East in the harbour town.
According to Elfrieda Roos, Namib Mills’ operations manager, the company imports nearly 100 000 tons of wheat through the port of Walvis Bay every year. “These volumes have been brought about due to an increasing demand for Pasta Polana, driven by exports to South Africa. The installation of two 5200 ton double-walled steel silos will assist with the storage of this imported wheat in Walvis Bay.”
Roos said that the project was initiated in 2019 and is planned for completion by the end of 2021. “The silo facility houses an intake pit, weighbridge, conveying equipment as well as the two silos. All material as well as construction techniques were chosen so as to accommodate the severe weather conditions that are experienced in Walvis Bay.”