Expert marine salvager Nick Sloane is determined to tow an iceberg to the water-deprived Western Cape. He has conducted extensive research into the plan with a team of scientists, engineers and marine experts, coming to the conclusion that in the next five years it will be possible to bring an iceberg to the province.
Sloane said the project would cost $200 million (R2.78 billion) per iceberg and that he was speaking to external funders as he doesn’t want the cost of the project to burden taxpayers.
Sloane said around 150 million litres of water per day could be captured from the icebergs and pumped into the City of Cape Town as well as Saldanha Bay.
“We’ll capture the natural run-off, which would be about 60 million litres a day and we’ll use machinery to increase that to 150 million litres a day.