Wilmar Oil Pipeline

Wilmar Oil Pipeline

Proposed Activity:  Wilmar Processing (Pty) Ltd is proposing the development of a vegetable oil pipeline, approximately 2.5km in length. The proposed pipeline will comprise of four (4) carbon steel pipes with a diameter of approximately 8 inches (216mm) each.

Project Location: The proposed pipeline is proposed in the Richards Bay Port and the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone area, located ~3km south-east of the Richard’s Bay Central District and 2km south of Arboretum, within Ward 02 of the City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality and the greater King Cetshwayo District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.   The proposed vegetable oil pipeline will extend from the Richards Bay Harbour Port to the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RB IDZ), where it will connect to a proposed oil processing facility (not part of this application) planned on Lot 17442 within Phase 1A of the IDZ.  The affected properties include the following:

Remainder of the Farm Lot 223 Umhlathuze No. 16230 Erf 16856 Richards Bay
Remainder of Portion 21 of Erf 5333 Erf 16182 Richards Bay
Portion 153 of Erf 5333 Richards Bay Erf 17424 and Erf 17422

Basic Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, a Basic Assessment (BA) is required for this project.  Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd is undertaking the required BA and public participation process for the project.

A Basic Assessment Report has been compiled and is available for review and comment from 17 May 2019 to 17June 2019:  The BA report can be viewed at the Richards Bay Public Library, Civic Centre, 5 Mark Strasse Street, Richards Bay, or at the Transnet National Port Authority’s Reception, Ventura Road, Richards Bay, or it can downloaded from https://www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/other/.  The due date for written comment is 17 June 2019.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Nicolene Venter
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com
Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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

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