DEVELOPMENT OF THE 450MW EMERGENCY RISK MITIGATION POWER PLANT WITH ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON VARIOUS ERVEN NEAR RICHARDS BAY, KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE
Applicant: Phinda Power Producers (Pty) Ltd.
Location: The 450MW power plant is proposed on Remainder of Erf 1854 and Portion 2 of Erf 1854, with the associated LPG storage facility located on Remainder of Erf 1795 and Portion 1 of Erf 1795 which are situated within Alton, located approximately 8km south west of Richards Bay. 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 an Emergency Risk Mitigation Power Plant with a generating capacity of up to 450MW on the project site, a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility up to 10 000 m3,and all associated infrastructure for the power plant and LPG storage facility. The power generated by the facility will connect via an underground 132kV cable to the Bayside Substation located approximately 2km south of the project site.
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, GNR 982-985 of 4 December 2014, as amended, a Scoping and EIA is required to be undertaken for the proposed 450MW Emergency Risk Mitigation Power Plant and its associated infrastructure.
Scoping Report Available for Review: The Scoping Report is available for review and download from Monday, 30 November 2020 – Thursday, 21 January 2021. The due date for written comment is Thursday, 21 January 2021.
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