The Salt Project
The Wami SaltWorks
Project has been established and is being promoted by DL Shipping company
with its location at Kitame Village in Bagamoyo District.
Salt is a mineral
composed of sodium and chlorine. Neither can it exist alone in natural form.
Together, they form the chemical compound that is sodium chloride. Salt, or
sodium chloride, occurs naturally all over the Earth.
The Earth’s ocean water is 2.7 percent salt, and huge underground deposits
of solid salt are located in many locations around the world. There is so
much salt found underground and in saline waters that the supply is almost
getting the salt out of the earth and converting it into useful products is
a big challenge.
project will involve construction of a modern salt processing plant
including dyke works, installation of crystallizers, new pumps, salt washing
and salt iodizing components. The project will take place at the existing
plant in Kitame , 56 kilometres North of Bagamoyo town along the Indian
objective of the project is to expand and modernise its business of
producing table and industrial salt. The expansion and modernisation is
anticipated to increase the company's business volume from the current
average production of 1000 tons of unprocessed salt a year to 15000 tons of
processed table and industrial salt.
project aims at expansion and modernising the current plant with an
intension of increasing production and competitiveness in the salt industry
and to take advanntage of large market that exists in Tanzania the
experience in logistics management provides an added advantage in managing
the salt industry which involves a lot of logistics, from excavation to
crystallizing to drying , warehousing and transporting.
project will adapt a modern technology for processing salt and for iodising
table salt. After raw salt has been extracted and separated for industrial
and domestic use, production will be through a solar system known as pond
system. The system involves construction of a series of large evaporating
ponds separated by dykes, which keeps brine separated into different stages
and to prevent flooding between ponds. The Ponds which are made using
dredges about 1.5 - 2.5 metres high allows the sea water to enter
through flood gates during the high tide season without pumping. Three
series of ponds are identifiable namely reservoirs, condensers and
Works Project Vision is that of being "The Largest manufacturer of top
quality edible and industrial Salt producer Inclusive Business
in Tanzania and the East and Central Africa that will meet fully the demand
in the local market as well as for export to neighbouring countries".
The Project's Mission
To build a
reputable and strong salt manufacturing company that will ensure
availability of quality edible and industrial salt products, reduce
importation of salt products, generate employment locally thereby
contributing significantly to the social and economic development of the