DEVELOPMENT OF THE RICHARDS BAY COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT (CCPP) AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON A SITE NEAR RICHARDS BAY, KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE
(DEA Ref. No.: To be Issued)
Project Name: Richards Bay Combined Cycle Power Plant (RB CCPP)
Applicant: Eskom Holdings SoC Ltd (Eskom)
Location: The development is proposed on Portion 2 and Portion 4 of Erf 11376 which is situated within Phase 1D of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RIDZ) located approximately 6km south west of Richards Bay and 4km south west of Alton. The project site is situated in the City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality which falls within jurisdiction of the King Cetshwayo District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Proposed Activity: The development of a Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) with a generating capacity of up to 3 000MW on a project site with an extent of 71ha. The development area will be up to 71ha in extent.
Environmental Impact Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the EIA Regulations (2014), as amended on 07 April 2017, of GN R324 to GN R327, a Scoping and EIA is required to be undertaken for the proposed project. The Scoping Report was accepted in November 2017 and the application subsequently lapsed. Eskom has resubmitted the application to continue at the initiation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Phase, in accordance with Regulation 21(2)(a) of the EIA Regulations 2014, as amended, since the findings of the scoping report remain valid and the environmental context has not changed.
Environmental Impact Assessment Report Available for Review: The EIA Report is available for review and comment. The report can be viewed at the following public places:
|Richards Bay Public Library||No 5 Kruger Rand Road, Richards Bay||035 907 5846|
|Empangeni Public Library||Cnr Union & Maxwell Streets, Empangeni||035 907 5592|
The review and comment period of the EIA Report is from Sunday, 24 March to Friday, 26 April 2019. The report is also available for download on our website and on Eskom’s website (http://www.eskom.co.za/OurCompany/SustainableDevelopment/EnvironmentalImpactAssessments/RichardsBayCCPP/Pages/default.aspx). The due date for written comment is Friday,26 April 2019.
Invitation to Public Meetings: All interested and affected parties are invited to attend any one (or both) of the public meeting on the following days:
|Public Meeting #1:||Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019||Time: 18h00||Venue: Premier Hotel The Richards, 3 Hibberd Drive, Richards Bay|
|Public Meeting #2:||Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019||Time: 10h00||Venue: Auditorium, Empangeni Public Library, Cnr Union & Maxwell Streets, Empangeni|
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:
Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 656 3237 / Fax: 086 684 0547
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