Castle Wind Energy Facility (WEF)
Proposed Amendments: Castle Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd is requesting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to amend the turbine specifications, in the environmental authorisation dated 8 May 2015 (as amended), as follows:
Increase the turbine specification:
|Rotor diameter||up to 150m||between 110 to 200m|
|Hub height||up to 130 m||between 90 to 150m|
|Generating capacity per turbine||up to 4.5 MW||up to 7.9MW|
The overall generation capacity of the WEF will remain 118MW and the number of turbines will not increase from 31 turbines.
Project Location: The project site is located in the Emthanjeni and Renosterberg Local Municipality, Pixley ka Seme District Municipality, Northern Cape Province on the following properties:
- Portion 12 of Farm 165 (Vendussie Kuil);
- Portion 13 of Farm 165 (Vendussie Kuil); and
- The Remaining Extent of Portion 0 of Farm 8 (Knapdaar).
In terms of Condition 5 of the Environmental Authorisation dated 8 May 2015 and Regulation 31 of the EIA Regulations of December 2014, as amended, it is possible for an applicant to apply, in writing, to the competent authority for a change or deviation from the project description to be approved.
Motivation Report available for public review and comment: Savannah Environmental has compiled a Motivation Report in support of the Amendment Application. The Motivation Report is available for public review and comment between Wednesday, 3 July 2019 and Friday, 2 August 2019. The Motivation Report can be downloaded from Savannah Environmental’s website (https://www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/). The due date for written comment is Friday, 2 Aug 2019.
To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:
Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
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