HELA System, a Thuringian company based in the town of Greiz in Germany and a Namibian government and business delegation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to affirm their contractual relationship.
The framework agreement was concluded for the realization of a desalination project by HELA System. The innovative technology proposed by the company is based on a patent registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by Ramin Assisi, who hails from the city of Greiz.
The German company’s invention promises to make Namibia a world leader in the field of innovative, affordable and environmentally friendly desalination technologies. The proposed desalination plant will not only produce portable and affordable drinking water from the south Atlantic sea along the Namibia coastline in an environmentally friendly manner, but will also create large scale employment.
“This innovative technology will bring more positives to the table than many rival technologies, because it is low on maintenance and energy requirements, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and will provide significant employment, a company statement reads.
“Through this innovative and groundbreaking initiative we will solve many challenges and provide jobs at home and to African youth, in general, who are often attracted by the shining lights of Europe and that exposes them to become pawns in the hands of human traffickers,” Namibian Ambassador to Germany Andreas Guibeb said.
He thanked the German Federal Education Minister Julia Klockner for her ministry’s help in assisting inventors like Assisi and academic institutions like the Kaiserslautern University to implement their inventions in Africa together with the governments and peoples of Africa.
HELA Systems developed this new and affordable desalination system known as Frewalution in cooperation with professor Hans Jorg Bart from the Technical University in Kaiserslautern founded on several patent applications by Ramin Assisi. The cooperation of Assisi and Professor Hans Jorg Bart, will pave the way for stronger collaboration between the Free State of Thuringia and Namibia.
Ambassador Guibeb who accompanied Assisi to the Namibian Economic Summit in August last year said Namibia has been affected by a devastating drought, and therefore welcomes and congratulates HELA Systems’ entire team for responding positively to the call by President Hage Geingob, who at the end of the conference reiterated that the pledges made during the summit should be pursued and implemented as early as possible.
“The example of HELA System through the memorandum of understanding that was signed between HELA System and the Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA), should encourage other investors that were present during the summit to do the same,” the Namibian head of state said.
The Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya and the mayor of Walvis Bay also attended the conference. Tweya said the signing of the MOU would bring forward the speedy realization.