Walvis Bay Salt Holdings (Pty) Ltd, through its various subsidiaries, is the
Largest producer of solar sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa
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Walvis Bay Salt Holdings (Pty) Ltd, through its various subsidiaries, is the largest producer of solar sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa. The Company processes 90 million m3 (cubic meter) of seawater per annum to produce in excess of 900 000 tons of high-quality salt per annum. The total operation covers an area of 5000ha.
The Group exports to various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa and Europe.
In addition to producing salt for the chemical industry and other general purposes the Group also produces high quality table salt for the Southern Africa market. Besides South Africa, triple refined sea salt is exported to neighbouring countries, including Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana and Zambia, mainly for human consumption.
Products and Operations
The salt operation at Walvis Bay Salt Holdings comprises three companies, Salt & Chemicals (Pty) Ltd, Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (Pty) Ltd, and Ekango Salt Refiners (Pty) Ltd.
Salt & Chemicals operates the salt field and produces the raw salt, whilst Walvis Bay Salt Refiners further processes and markets the product internationally. Ekango Salt Refiners produces table salt for various local and international markets.
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The Walvis Bay Salt Refiners salt production process is based on the solar evaporation of seawater to produce 99,4% pure sodium chloride (NaCl) on dry mass basis.
Seawater, which is the only raw material, contains a 3.5% concentration of salts, of which 2.9% is sodium chloride. The water is pumped from a natural lagoon into a series of pre-evaporation ponds and then through a series of concentration ponds. The total operation covers an area of 5000ha.
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Walvis Bay Salt Holdings (Pty) Ltd process:
The Company processes 90 million m3(cubic meter) of seawater per annum to produces in excess of 900 000 tons of high-quality salt per annum. The total operation covers and area of 5000ha.
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Bud is an operational services, manufacturing and distribution group that aim to create long term value by building diversified growth businesses on the foundations of scale and relevance.
The Group operates in all 9 South African provinces, 12 African countries and has 11 500 employees and is built on the foundation of trust and integrity and values of agility, performance, innovation and partnership. Together it helps to build diversified growth businesses across four chosen platforms, namely Chemicals and Minerals, Industrial Services, Building Materials and Financial Services.