Led by Germany’s Schwenk Group at the invitation of the government of Namibia, this greenfield project entails a limestone quarry and a state-of-the-art plant that will generate 650 000tonnes of cement per year. About half of the cement will be marketed in Namibia and the remainder in Angola and other neighbouring countries. Apart from creating some 2 300 jobs, the project will facilitate strategic power, water and human capital projects. It will also provide low-income housing, education and healthcare facilities in the Otavi region. The plant uses modern technology that not only lowers fuel consumption and production costs, but also allows for the use of alternative fuel. The environmental benefits of the project are discussed in more detail in the environmental section of the Annual Report.