AMSA Vanderbijlpark Solar 3


Applicant: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd  

Proposed Activity: The development of AcerlorMittal South Africa Vanderbijlpark Solar Cluster - 270 MWac, Solar Energy Facilities and associated infrastructures.  

 Infrastructure associated with both Solar Energy Facilities will include the following: 

  • Solar PV array, with branch strings, comprising PV panels and mounting structures. 
  • Inverters and transformers.    
  • Cabling between project components. 
  • A battery energy storage system (BESS) with the footprint of 4.6 ha.  
  • AMSA Vanderbijlpark Solar Cluster will connect to on-site Transformers in the existing substation bay to facilitate the connection between the Solar PV Energy Facility with a footprint of 648 ha for AMSA Vanderbijlpark. 
  • Storage area of 4.6 ha 
  • 132kV power line from the PV Site for the distribution of the generated power, which will be connected to the existing substation.  
  • Temporary laydown areas and a transmission construction yard.  
  • Access road (gravel), internal gravel roads, firebreaks (4m width) and fencing around the PV Site. 
  • An O & M building, which will include a site security office, control areas, standard single storey height or warehouse not exceeding 8.6m. 

 Location The site proposed for the solar PV facility are located ~5km to the north of the city Vanderbijlpark, on Portion 1 of farm Vanderbijlpark 550 IQ with the Emfuleni Local municipality and the Sedibeng District Municipality Gauteng Province 

 Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) Process:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, S&EIA processes are required for a section of the proposed Solar Energy Facility.  Separate applications for authorisation will be submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE).   Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA, and public participation process for this project.  

 Scoping Reports Available for Review & Comment:  The 30-day review & comment period of the Scoping Reports is from Tuesday, 25 April 2023 until Monday, 29 May 2023. The final day to submit a comment is Monday, 29 May 2023 

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.

Molatela Ledwaba of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Fax: 086 684 0547

Documents for public review are available for download.

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