Berbera:$190mil solar salt project

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  1. draco

    draco International Narcotics Smuggler.

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    Perth firm Salternas plans world’s largest solar salt project in Somalia

    Solar salt fields fields at Shark Bay, Western Australia. Picture: Simon Butterworth

    The Australian
    12:00AM January 15, 2018

    Resources reporter Perth @PDGarvey

    A group of Perth businessmen are leading the push for an ambitious plan to build the world’s largest solar-salt project in Somalia.
    Private company Salternas has secured a site on Somalia’s northwest coast and is now pulling together funding for a detailed study into the merits of a huge salt project. Preliminary studies have estimated the project could support up to 10 million tonnes a year of salt exports and generate more than $US6 billion ($7.6bn) in cash flow over an initial 20-year operating life.

    But the project is also being pitched as a philanthropic endeavour, with the salt operations designed to generate associated water and agricultural resources in one of the world’s poorest regions.

    According to an information memorandum prepared by Salternas, the company has secured an initial 25-year lease on 150sq km of arid coastal land in Somaliland, a self- declared — and as yet internationally unrecognised — state

    that is an autonomous region of Somalia.
    While Somalia has a reputation as one of the most dangerous nations in the world after decades of unrest, Salternas says Somaliland is comparatively stable. The project site is about 1400km from Mogadishu, the Somalia capital that is also the epicentre of much of the country’s violence.
    International sovereign risk expert Colin Roberts, the chairman of Salternas, believes the project can mitigate the dangers through the bilateral investment treaty between Somalia and Germany. Salternas plans to establish a German subsidiary, which in combination with the treaty will give the project recourse to the International Court of Justice.
    The project’s first stage is projected to cost between $US110m and $US190m to develop, but Mr Roberts is hopeful the potential social benefits will appeal to philanthropically inclined investors.
    “We are hoping to find people like ourselves, people who have reached that part of their lives where they’ve done well and they want to put something back into Africa,” Mr Roberts told The Australian.
    While the elevated salt levels of the Gulf of Aden, the high evaporation rates and low rainfall of Somaliland are ideal for a solar salt operation, Salternas also plans to capture the freshwater evaporation and feed it into nearby greenhouses. Those greenhouses would grow vegetables as well as fodder for cattle, while the evaporation ponds themselves could be suited to aquaculture. “The great thing about the salt project is it creates a mini-environment good for crops, fodder and freshwater. And this is certainly an area that needs all that,”
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  2. draco

    draco International Narcotics Smuggler.

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    No one? Moth*f*ckers we just got a damn $200mil investment :jcoleno:

    God bless Australians!
     
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  3. Descendent-Of-Fiqi

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    "The company has secured an initial 25-year lease on 150sq km of arid coastal land in Somaliland"

    150sq KM sounds like an awful lot of space for a salt factory, that's a good sized chunk of the entire country.....
     
  4. waraabe

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    Alhamudillah, berbera is the investment hub of Somaliland
     
  5. Shaafici

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    Aren't the profits going to them?
     
  6. Cotton Eyed Joe

    Cotton Eyed Joe More law, less justice.

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    So it's a man in Australia who is looking for 190 million dollars for his investment in Somaliland? Good luck with that we have seen many of these projects in Somalia over the years and they never materialize.
     
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  7. DR OSMAN

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    I am suprised u even responded to this 'troll' article!!!
     
  8. Futurist

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    Less than 1% of the country's land area

    But it's large 30km X 20km
     
  9. Factz

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    Why are you always hating on Somaliland success abaha wass! :camby:
     
  10. CangeeroBear

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    Good man , God bless somaliland.Ill be taking my investment to them lot as well.A fair dinkum place with Aussie values and whatnot.
     
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  11. SirLancelLord

    SirLancelLord Developing Somaliland

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    Yes exactly, similar ones include the berbera concrete factory and boodhari mills that'd looking for funding to produce flour and wheat in a large scale...

    Doesn't seem feasible unless they are willing to build their own infrastructure with the plant as it's non existent currently. For salt isn't Zeila better never they got a large arch of land filled with the stuff
     
  12. CangeeroBear

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    This guy is scamming somaliland , he is from my city
    :drakelaugh:
     
  13. RobleTheRainMan

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    My irir samaale brothers gon eat good:trumpsmirk:
    The daroods in here are capable to produce more salt than a salt factory
     
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