231109002449 - Lodestone’s Dordabis Iron Ore Mining Project and Associated Infrastructure – Bulk Water Supply Pipeline to the mine and associated infrastructure

(An Application was submitted to MEFT: DEA and registered on the MEFT portal in July 2020. The MEFT Portal however experienced difficulties and this Application was lost. The EIA process has been completed and therefore a new Application is herewith lodged. The previous Application number was: APP-01678). Lodestone is proposing the construction of a proposed new bulk water supply pipeline from the Oanob dam to the mine. A pipeline route has been decided following gravel roads, which is the shortest route that follows close to existing roads. The main pipeline design is for a buried mPVC pipeline and will be ± 102 km long. The pipeline will have a diameter of 315 mm. The pipeline will commence from the base pump station at an offtake on the NamWater raw water pipeline. Two booster pump stations will be installed along the pipeline route. A 500 m3 ground level reservoir will be constructed at each of the pump stations. (The future abstraction from the Oanob dam is not part of this Application and reports and an abstraction agreement between Lodestone and NamWater needs to be finalised).


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