Kelp Blue Namibia
Kelp Blue has received the final licence to commence operations in Luderitz starting in July 2021. Luderitz has the ideal conditions for cultivating macrocystis. The kelp will benefit from the constant upwelling of the Benguela Current as well as strong and consistent hours of sunlight.
We are already working closely with Namibia’s academic institutions to facilitate research and skills development in marine biotechnology, mechanical and marine engineering, research and innovation.
During our starting phase we will be generating 15-20 direct jobs 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.
After our successful launch, we expect to create a further 400 direct jobs, and 2000 indirect jobs could potentially be generated by this project.