Established in 1920 the Nambia Breweries is one of the leading beverage manufacturering companies in South Africa. As part of an expansion of the beer production capacity, Namibia Breweries decided to install and use the thermal energy from a Kohlbach biomass furnace. The plant in Namibia was to be designed & manufactured as a K8-Kohlbach-Standard furnace, a counterflow furnace which would be internal fully lined with firebricks and equipped with a moving-stepped grate.