Proposed Umsobomvu Development in the Northern and Eastern Cape Provinces - Draft Basic Assessment Report for Public Review:
DFFE Reference number: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2487

Umsobomvu Wind Power (Pty) Ltd (the “Applicant”) is proposing the development of infrastructure to supplement the development of the authorised Wind Energy Facilities (WEFs) in proximity to the infrastructure site. The proposed infrastructure is situated on Portion 8 of Uitzicht Farm 3, the Remaining Extent (RE) of Winterhoek Farm 118, and the RE of Elands Kloof Farm 135. These properties are situated within the Umsobomvu Local Municipality in the Northern Cape Province and the Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The proposed development includes the construction of an IPP 132 kV Substation, a 132 kV Distribution Collector Substation, an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Building, two 132 kV Overhead Lines (OHLs) of up to 500 m in length, two (2) Concrete Tower Manufacturing Facilities (CTMFs) and temporary laydown areas, and both the construction of new sections of road and the upgrade of existing roads.

The proposed development requires a Basic Assessment Process due to National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998, as amended) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (2014, as amended) Listing Notice 1 and Listing Notice 3 Activities. Coastal and Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd (“CES”) has been appointed to undertake the Basic Assessment Process.

Published: Friday, 18 February 2022
Review Period: 18 February - 22 March 2022

Contact Person: Ms Lunga Mbulana
Tel: +27 (0) 43 726 7809

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