Sturdee Energy has been appointed by PPC Cement to develop a 7MW AC Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant (referred to as the De Hoek Solar Park) and associated infrastructure adjacent to the PPC De Hoek Factory, located within Bergriver Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province. The proposed solar park will encompass an area of less than 20 hectares and will be used to generate power for private consumption at the adjacent cement factory and neighbouring mine. The project also requires an 11kV single-circuit overhead line (OHL), approximately 1.88km in length, to connect the new proposed plant to the existing PPC 11kV substation. The Solar PV site will contain internal gravel roads, a security guardhouse (at the access point) and an operations and maintenance building.
CES has been appointed by Sturdee Energy as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to conduct the necessary EIA Process for the project in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998 and subsequent amendments) EIA Regulations (2014 and subsequent 2017 amendments).
Invitation to Participate:
You are hereby notified of the opportunity to register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP), and of the availability of the Pre-Application Draft Basic Assessment Report, Environmental Management Programme and Specialist Assessments for your review and comment
Please note that the initial 30-day review period will run from 30 August 2021- 30 September 2021
Published: 30 August 2021
Review Period: 30 August 2021-30 September 2021
Pre-Application Draft Basic Assessment Report - BARPre-Application Draft BAR
AppendicesAppendix A: Locality Map Appendix A2: Map with GPS co-ordinates Appendix B1: Site Development Plan Appendix B2: Site sensitivity Map Appendix C: Site Photographs Appendix D: Biodiversity Overlay Appendix E1: Heritage Comment Appendix E2: NID to HWC Appendix E21: Land Use Rights Appendix F: Approved PPP plan
Appendix G: Specialist ReportsAppendix G1: Agricultural Assessment Map Appendix G2.1: Aquatic Assessment Appendix G2.2: Addendum Letter Appendix G3: Avifaunal Assessment Appendix G5: Ecological Compliance Assessment Appendix G6: Visual Impact Assessment Appendix H: Pre-Application Draft Environmental Impact Report
Appendix I: Screening Tool ReportsI1 - PV Site I2 - Powerline 1 and 2 I3 - Powerline 3 J - Impact and Risk Assessment
Appendix K: Need and Desirablility Assessment Appendix L: Site Sensitivity Report
Appendix M: Existing ApprovalsWULA Amended WULA
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