DEVELOPMENT OF THE RICHARDS BAY COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT (CCPP) AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON A SITE NEAR RICHARDS BAY, KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE
DEA DEA REFERENCE NUMBER: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1123
Project Name: Richards Bay Combined Cycle Power Plant (RB CCPP)
Applicant: Eskom Holdings SoC Ltd (Eskom)
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 footprint will be up to 52ha in extent.
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 the jurisdiction of the King Cetshwayo District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
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.
Subsequent to the release of the EIA Report in March 2019 (the review period was from Sunday, 24 March to Friday, 10 May 2019), the EIA Report has been updated with additional information. This updated report is the revised EIA Report.
Availability of the revised Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Review and Comment: The revised EIA Report is available for review and comment from Wednesday 24 July 2019 to Monday, 26 August 2019. The revised EIA Report is also available for download on our website (see below link) as well as the Eskom website (http://www.eskom.co.za/OurCompany/SustainableDevelopment/EnvironmentalImpactAssessments/RichardsBayCCPP/Pages/default.aspx). The due date for written comment is Monday, 26 August 2019.
To submit written comments, obtain further information or register on the project database please submit to the contact person below.
Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
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