Fiberpipe Project - Swakop South
Fiberpipe is supplying a total length of 17 200m GRP pipes for a project in Namibia. The purpose of the pipeline is to deliver water to a new mine that is being established in the area of Swakopmund, located on the western coast of Namibia.
The project started in March 2014 and it is expected that final pipes will be dispatched to site by the end of September 2014. The intention is that NamWater will take over the operation of the facilities once the pipeline and related facilities are functional.
The project is making use of two materials for the pipelines, ductile iron for above the ground and GRP below the ground. The specifications of the GRP pipes include 12 084m, DN600, PN16, SN5000, as well as 5 126m, DN600, PN20, SN5000.
To assist with the management and installation of the product provided by Fiberpipe, GRP Pipe Support’s Jan Kruger has recently provided a full training course in Swakopmund. The course was well attended and contributed to the development of local skills by providing an introduction and insight into glass reinforced plastic pipes.