Saldanha Grid Connection

Establishment of Grid Connection Infrastructure for Frontier Power Gas-to-Power Plant, Saldanha, Western Cape Province

Applicant:  Frontier Power SA (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity: The development of grid connection infrastructure required to enable the Frontier Power gas-to-power plant to evacuate generated electricity to the national electricity grid. The grid connection infrastructure will consist of a double circuit 132kV overhead power line, a switching station located at the gas-to-power site, a new IPP substation located south of the existing Eskom Blouwater substation, and various Loop-in Loop-out connections to tie the proposed grid connection infrastructure into the existing Eskom network in the area. Access roads and service tracks will also be established along the proposed power line route. The preferred route for the power line is approximately 7.10km long and includes an assessment corridor of 300m wide.

Location: The proposed grid connection infrastructure will be located approximately 7km north east of Saldanha within the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality which falls within jurisdiction of the West Coast District Municipality, Western Cape Province. The proposed grid connection infrastructure will transverse the properties tabled below.

Grid Infrastructure Associated Properties
Proposed 132kV power line route (Preferred) Farm 1238 (Erf 16001) Portion 65 of Farm 127 Portion 7 of Farm 197
Portion 8 of Farm 197 Portion 17 of Farm 127 Portion 13 of Farm 127
Portion 69 of Farm 127 Portion 5 of Farm 129 Remainder of Farm 127
Remainder of Farm 1139 Portion 1 of the Farm 1139 Remainder of Farm 1112
Portion 3 of the Farm 1112 Portion 7 of Farm 129 Portion 3 of the Farm 12
Remainder of Farm 129 Farm 1132 Portion 5 of Farm 129
Remainder of Farm 189
Proposed 132kV power line route (Alternative route 1) Farm 1238 (Erf 16001) Portion 2 of Farm 129 Portion 17 of Farm129
Portion 18 of Farm129 Portion 9 of Farm 195 Remainder of Farm 129
Portion 2 of Farm 195 Portion 1 of Farm 195 Portion 11 of Farm 195
Farm 1132 Remainder of Farm 129 Remainder of Farm 189
Portion 2 of the Farm 189
Proposed 132kV power line route (Alternative route 1B) Farm 1238 (Erf 16001) Portion 2 of Farm 129 Portion 17 of Farm129
Portion 18 of Farm129 Portion 18 of Farm129 Portion 9 of Farm 195
Remainder of Farm 129 Portion 2 of Farm 195 Portion 11 of Farm 195
Farm 1132 Remainder of Farm 12 Portion 3 of the Farm 129
Remainder of Farm 189 Portion 2 of the Farm 189
Proposed onsite switching station Farm 1238 (Erf 16001)
Proposed IPP substation Remainder of Farm 189

Basic Assessment 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, a Basic Assessment (BA) is required for the Environmental Authorisation of this project. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required BA and public participation process for the project.

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

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

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