Kelp Blue Namibia
Kelp Blue is currently conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and has applied for an operating licence in Namibia. If successful, a pilot scheme will be conducted off the coast of Luderitz, where it will benefit from the constant upwelling of the Benguela Current.
Namibia’s offshore waters offer the perfect conditions for growing kelp. Namibia has a government supportive of the blue economy as well as a strong and capable workforce. We will work with Namibia’s academic institutions to facilitate research and skills development in marine biotechnology, mechanical and marine engineering, research and innovation.
We estimate that during the pilot phase, around 15-20 direct jobs will be generated in biotechnology, engineering, factory support services and logistics. An additional 80-100 indirect jobs will be created, with half of these posts potentially being permanent.
During the commercial phase, we expect to create a further 400 direct jobs, and 2000 indirect jobs could potentially be generated by this project.