AMSA Vanderbijlpark Solar 3

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND PARTICIPATION PROCESS

DEVELOPMENT OF ARCELORMITTAL SOUTH AFRICA VANDERBIJLPARK SOLAR 3 – 153 MWac FACILITY AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE NEAR VANDERBIJLPARK, GAUTENG PROVINCE

Applicant: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd

Proposed Activity: The development of ArcelorMittal South Africa Vanderbijlpark Solar 3 153 MWac, Solar Energy Facility and associated infrastructures to be known as AMSA Vanderbiljpark Solar 3

Infrastructure associated with the Solar Energy Facility 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 3 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.

 

Project Location: The site proposed for the solar PV facility is located ~5km to the north of the city, Vanderbijlpark, on Portion 1 of farm Vanderbijlpark 550 IQ within the Emfuleni Local municipality and the Sedibeng District Municipality, Gauteng Province. Details are available on Savannah Environmental’ s website (see link below).

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 the proposed solar development and associated grid connection infrastructure.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report available for public review and comment:  Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAr) in support of the Application for Environmental Authorisation for the solar PV facility and associated infrastructure have been compiled and will be available for review and comment for a 30-day period from Friday, 11 August 2023 to Monday, 11 September 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
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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