450MW Emergency Risk Mitigation Power Plant

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

DEVELOPMENT OF THE 450MW EMERGENCY RISK MITIGATION POWER PLANT WITH ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE AND 132KV TRANSMISSION 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.  The following properties have been considered for the 132kV power line route alternatives:

132kV Route Options Associated Properties
132 kV Route Option 1

 

Erf 1794
Erf 1804
Remainder of Erf 1796
Portion 1 of Erf 1796
Erf 16875
Remainder of Erf 5333
Portion 118 of Erf 5333
Portion 145 of Erf 5333
Portion 150 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Portion 8 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Erf 5333
132kV Route Option 2 Erf 1794
Erf 15424
Erf 16875
Portion 118 of Erf 5333
Portion 145 of Erf 5333
Portion 150 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Portion 8 of Erf 5333

 

132kV Route Options Associated Properties
132 kV Route Option 3

 

Erf 1794
Erf 15424
Erf 16875
Portion 118 of Erf 5333
Portion 148 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Portion 8 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Erf 5333
132kV Route Option 4 Erf 1794
Erf 15424
Erf 16875
Portion 118 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Portion 8 of Erf 5333
Remainder of Erf 5333
Route Termination Remainder of Erf 6363

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, LPG storage facility, and 132kV transmission infrastructure. 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.  A separate Basic Assessment process  will be undertaken for the associated 132kV Transmission infrastructure.

Scoping Report Available for Review: The Scoping Report is available for review and download from 17 September 2020 – 18 October 2020 at www.savannahSA.com.  The due date for written comment is 18 October 2020.

A notification will be submitted to all stakeholders and I&AP’s to notify them on the release of the Basic Assessment report for the 132kV transmission infrastructure for review and comment.

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

Email: nicolene@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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