Poortjies Wind Energy Facility

POORTJIES WIND ENERGY FACILITY, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

Project Names:  Poortjies Wind Energy Facility, Northern Cape Province.

Applicant: South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd.

Proposed Amendment: South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd received an Environmental Authorisation (EA) on 28 May 2015 (DFFE: 14/12/16/3/3/2/681) followed by a split Environmental Authorisation (DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/681/1). South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd is now requesting the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) to amend the split EA dated 24 June 2021 (DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/681/1 as follows:

Amendment of the turbine specifications, to be as follows:

  • The increase of the hub height from 140m (authorised in 2015 and re-issued in 2021) to reflect as ‘up to 200m’.
  • The increase of the rotor diameter from 140m (authorised in 2015 and re-issued in 2021) to reflect as ‘up to 200m’; and
  • Inclusion of the Blade tip height of ‘up to 300m.
  • A reduction in the authorised number of turbines from the currently authorised 50 turbines
    (authorised in 2015 and re-issued in 2021), to reflect as ‘up to 24’.

Location:  The project site is located approximately 22km south-west of Pofadder in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province. The project site is located on Portion 1 of the Farm Poortjie and the Remainder of the Farm Poortjie 209.

Motivation Report available for public review and comment: Savannah Environmental has compiled a Motivation Report in support of the Amendment Application (Part 2 amendment). The Motivation Report and associated documentation will be available for public review and comment from Friday, 27 August 2021 to Monday, 27 September 2021.

To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Tumelo Mathulwe of Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Mobile: 060 978 8396

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

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