PPC Slurry Solar Park

Sturdee Energy proposes to construct a 10MW AC Solar PV Plant and associated infrastructure adjacent to the PPC Slurry Factory, located near Mahikeng in the North West Province. The intention of the project is to generate energy to supplement the electricity consumption by supply the PPC cement manufacturing plant with Solar PV energy required to operate the plant and associated equipment including facilities on the site. A 6.6 kV dual-circuit overhead line (OHL), approximately 850 m in length, will be required to connect the new proposed plant to the existing PPC 6.6 kV substation. An OHL to underground cable transition will also be required as the line approaches the substation. The proposed project will contain internal gravel roads, security guardhouse (at the access point) and an operations and maintenance building. The project is located at: 25°49'15.92"S latitude and 25°49'42.72"E longitude.

As per the EIA regulations, the proposed project will require a Basic Assessment (BA) for the development of the solar park. A Water Use Authorisation (WUA) will also be applied for under the National Water Act (NWA), (Act No 36 of 1998) Section 21a for the sinking of a borehole and Sections 21c & i for the development occurring within 500m of a wetland

CES has been appointed by Sturdee Energy as an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the BA and WUA for the proposed development. The BA and WUA applications will be submitted to the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) and the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation (DHSWS), respectively.

Published: 10 September 2021
Review Period: 10 September - 11 October 2021

Contact Person: Mr. Aidan Gouws
Tel: (+27) 010 045 1372

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