Namas Wind Farm

Namas Wind Farm, Northern Cape Province: 14/12/16/3/3/1/1971

Project Name: Namas Wind Farm, Northern Cape Province

Applicant: Genesis Namas Wind (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Amendments: Amendment of the turbine specifications and facility layout as included in the environmental authorisation dated 18 February 2019 (as amended), as follows:

Component Approved Proposed amendment
Number of turbines Up to 43 Up to 35
Hub height Up to 130m Up to 150m
Tip height Up to 205m Up to 240m
Turbine capacity Up to 4.5MW Up to 7MW

The overall generation capacity of the wind farm will remain 140MW.

Project Location: The project site is located ~20km south-east of Kleinsee, Northern Cape Province, with the entire extent of the project site located within the Springbok REDZ on the following properties:

  • Portion 3 of the Farm Zonnekwa 328
  • Portion 4 of the Farm Zonnekwa 328
  • Remaining Extent of the Farm Rooivlei 327
  • Portion 3 of the Farm Rooivlei 327

In terms of Condition 5 of the Environmental Authorisation dated 18 February 2019 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 a 30-day review and comment period from Wednesday, 09 October 2019 to Friday, 08 November 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, 08 November 2019.

To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Nicolene Venter

PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Phone: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 680 0547

E-mail: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

Contact Savannah Environmental

If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact any member of
our Environmental team at +27 (0)11 656 3237 / +27 (0)11 656 3256

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