Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:35

WearCheck delivers Husab lab

Namibia’s Husab Uranium Project – a mining operation that is owned by Swakop Uranium – awarded WearCheck a 5-year contract to supply and operate an on-site laboratory, which opened recently.

The on-site laboratory boasts a full complement of instruments, and provides Husab with services such as oil analysis and a wide spectrum of reliability solutions services.

As an open-pit mining operation, Husab uses the conventional truck and shovel mining method. The on-site laboratory is well-placed to maintain the plant used in this process - including a huge scale of loading and hauling equipment - at optimum output capacity.

The laboratory was set up as part of a joint venture with sister company, Set Point Laboratories, who built and supplied the assay side of the laboratory.

Husab Mine is situated 45km from Walvis Bay, and when it reaches full production capacity of around 7 000 t of uranium, it will be the second largest uranium mine globally.


Nam Neil

WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson attended the official opening of Husab’s oil analysis laboratory in Namibia. Here, he outlines how the on-site laboratory will boost plant performance.

Nam lab

The brand new oil analysis laboratory at Husab, Swakop Uranium, is kitted out with the full complement of laboratory instruments.