Sibanye Stillwater Solar PV Cluster

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, WATER USE LICENSE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESSES

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THREE PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES, GRID CONNECTION AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE, NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Applicant: SRPM Solar (Pty) Ltd, K4 Solar (Pty) Ltd and Marikana Solar (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity: The development of three (3) Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy Facilities, Grid Connection and associated infrastructure.

Project Location and Description: The Solar PV facilities are located near current Sibanye Stillwater mining operations within the North West Province.  Details of the three (3) Solar PV facilities are as follows:

RPM Solar PV Karee Solar PV Marikana Solar PV
Applicant SRPM Solar (Pty) Ltd K4 Solar (Pty) Ltd Marikana Solar (Pty) Ltd
Generating capacity 80MW 95MW 30MW
Farm Name and No. Farm Waterval No. 303

Portion 5, 6, 8,16, and 48

Farm Brakspruit No. 299

Portion 23

Farm Middelkraal No. 466

Portion 9

Municipality Rustenburg Local Municipality Rustenburg Local Municipality Madibeng Local Municipality
Grid connection Up to 132kV power line connecting to Paardekraal and UG2 substations Up to 132kV power line connecting to the Karee substation Up to 132kV power line connecting to the Marikana substation
Power line alternatives »      Alternative 1: Farm Waterval 303, RE/16, 14, 9, RE10 RE303,19

»      Alternative 2: RE16, 14, 9, RE10, RE303, 19

»      Alternative 3: RE16, 14, 9, RE10, RE303, 19

»      Alternative to option 2, of both MV rooms with an OHL RE16, 14

»      Alternative 1: Farm Rooikoppies 297, RE/276, 277

»      Alternative 2: is an option to avoid some infrastructure and is an extension of Alternative 1 with the addition of crossing portion 42/297 157, 159

»      Alternative 3: RE/276, 223, 135, RE/116, 123, 171, 170, 169, 168, 164, 158, 156,155

»      Alternative 3b: RE/276, 223, 135, RE/116,297, 123, 171, 170, 169, 168, 164, 158, 156,155, 157, 42

»    Alternative 1: farm Middelkraal 466, Portions 9, 12, 7, 15, 14, 3

»    Alternative 2: farm Middelkraal 466, RE/9, 12, 7, 15, 14, RE/3.

»    Alternative 3: farm Middelkraal 466: RE/9, 12, 7, 36, RE/5, River crossing, 18, RE/3.

»      Alternative addition to Alternative 1 to reach tie in point: RE/3.

Environmental Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended), a Scoping and EIA process is required to be undertaken in support of an application for authorisation for each of the proposed three (3) solar developments and its associated grid connections infrastructure.

Scoping Reports available for public review and comment:  Scoping Reports in support of each of the Applications for Environmental Authorisation for the solar PV facilities and associated infrastructure have been compiled and are available for review and comment for a 30-day period from Friday, 17 June 2022 to Monday, 18 July 2022.

The Scoping Reports are available for download from the Savannah Environmental website at https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/siyanda-pv/ as well as the Sibanye Platinum Free Site at: Ulwazi.datafree.co.

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

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237 / Mobile: 060 978 8396
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com
Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click on the “Register Interest” button to obtain the Registration Code to access the project’s documents under the “View Download Page.”

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