Frankfurt (Germany) and Oog (Somalia), October 2020. GreenTec Capital is happy to report that Boreal Light GmbH has completed the installation of a WaterKiosk® in Oog, Somalia. The new installation is powered by one of the company’s innovative Winture Planet Cube water desalination system and will provide hygienic drinking water to local residents as well as providing water for aquaculture fish farming.
The village of Oog is located on the arid plain of central Somalia in the Horn of Africa, which is characterized as being at the mercy of monsoon driven rains. Only 52% of the regions’ residents have access to basic water and residents are subject to unscrupulous private water suppliers or forced to travel long distances for surface water. The Oog WaterKiosk is configured to produce 1500 liters of clean desalinated water per hour for the local residents from a borehole water source. The installation will also provide water to a 20,000 fish tank capable of breeding some 4,000 fish. The Oog installation is being financed by Oxfam and is the third of four planned installations in the region.
The installation in Oog demonstrates the ability of Boreal Light to deliver impactful solutions to remote and extreme environments. The WaterKiosk will provide vitally important hygienic drinking water in addition to a supplemental supply of fish to the villages some 7,000 residents.