Two salt conferences were held in Africa recently
Two salt conferences took place in Africa in October and November.
- “Forum des Affaires dans l’Industrie du Sel”, in Kaolack, Sénégal https://www.fais-senegal.com
- SALT FORUM 2023, Swakopmund, Namibia http://imformed.com/get-imformed/forums/salt-forum-2023/
both with strong presence of representatives of governments, and the African salt industry.
Growing interest in investments in the African salt market
The two conferences are expressions of an increasing interest in investments in salt projects in Africa. and a series of projects at different stages were presented.
Current salt projects in Africa
- FATICK INDUSTRIAL ZONE (FIZ)/Domeco presented its project planning for 1.1 million tons of raw solar salt production, in four phases between 2020 and 2036. Current focus is on the first two stages to produce 100,000 tonnes by 2027, and 400,000 tonnes by 2030.
- Electrochem Ghana has secured a concession of 41,000 acres at Ada Songor, Ghana to produce 2,000,000 metric tons of salt per annum to supply to local and export markets.
- Emmerson Plc. is developing a potash/salt project with 1 million tonnes of salt capacity at Khemisset, Morocco
- Walvis Bay Salt in Namibia is planning to further increase its production capacity by 100,000 tonnes in the next years
- Calambo Salt Works in Angola announced to further increase production capacities by 200,000 tonnes
- Salins group is planning to increase its production capacity in the Senegal from 350,000 to 400,000 tonnes in the next years
The capacity expansion will not only replace imports. A number of regions in Africa meet geographic and climatic conditions to become a competitive player in the global export market. In my presentation at the Salt Forum in Senegal, I provided a more detailed view on the market.