Native consulting engineers, Knight Piésold, lately celebrated their centenary, reflecting not solely on their spectacular accomplishments however remaining very optimistic about Namibia’s future regardless of the hunch in engineering contracts. The agency’s flagship venture, Neckartal Dam, was accomplished in 2020.
Director for the agency’s Namibian operation, Cilliers Mostert, painted a practical image, saying “The restoration of the worldwide financial system, in addition to the rise in demand for commodities will end in a rise within the value for many commodities. This bodes properly for Namibia whose financial system may be very a lot linked to commodity costs on account of is footprint in mining.”
This sentiment is echoed by Nation Supervisor Gunter Leicher, who added that there are important alternatives which current itself throughout numerous sectors in each the personal sector and the federal government.
“Other than our mining experience in geotechnical providers, Namibia’s concentrate on infrastructure growth permits us to increase and develop our infrastructure experience. This consists of structural engineering; roads and railway engineering – the truth is all infrastructure engineering inside the bulk and municipal house, and [with] dam break evaluation,” Leicher mentioned.
Mostert identified that the native mining sector holds nice promise significantly because it stays one of many world’s main producers of uranium oxide.
“Additional, it stays a number one producer of zinc with a constructive outlook additionally famous for lithium and cobalt. This and a number of other different elements underpin why Knight Piésold Africa stays optimistic concerning the worth and experience that we will deliver to Namibia’s rising mining sector. The proof lies in the truth that our service providing in mining has grown considerably past simply tailing dams to offering all-round structural and infrastructure providers,” added Mostert.
Mentioning the significance of native experience, Leicher mentioned “Knight Piésold has a robust worth proposition to spend money on the event and coaching of native expertise and competent experience within the international locations during which it operates with the purpose of enabling and contributing to direct and oblique socio-economic progress.”
To this Mostert added “We’re extraordinarily proud to be a part of a world group that has what it takes to final 100 years provided that solely about 0.5% of corporations attain this milestone! We’re trying ahead to proceed to develop into the following 100 years, not simply internationally however in Namibia as properly.”
Knight Piésold was based in South Africa in 1921. As we speak the agency operates in 15 international locations with a workers complement of 850 individuals.
Knight Piésold Director, Cilliers Mostert (left) and Nation Supervisor, Gunter Leicher.