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COLESKOP INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (DFFE Ref. No.: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2039)

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Coleskop Wind Power (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables (Pty) Ltd, (the Applicant) is proposing the construction of a Wind Energy Facility (WEF), near Noupoort and Middelburg in the Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality (Northern Cape Province) and the Chris Hani District Municipality (Eastern Cape Province). The Coleskop Infrastructure EA includes additional infrastructure required for the successful operation of the Coleskop WEF. The proposed Coleskop Infrastructure development includes the following infrastructure:: * Creating a new access point and upgrading existing jeep tracks and farm roads of approximately 7.1 km in length to create new access road routes. This includes the construction of a new section of road of approximately 1.4 km in length and the upgrade of approximately 5.7 km in length. These roads will be expanded to 12 m in width during the construction phase and rehabilitated to 5 m in width during the operational phase; * The construction of three (3) concrete batching plants, temporary laydown areas and construction areas. Each will consist of a concrete and/or steel batching plant of approximately 11 250 m2, a temporary laydown area of approximately 22 500 m2 and a construction compound area of approximately 11 250 m2. The combined total area to be cleared for these three (3) concrete batching plants, temporary laydown areas and construction areas is approximately 45 000 m2 (4.5 ha) within the 135 000 m2 (13.5 ha) assessed area; * The construction of electrical infrastructure which includes an Operation and Maintenance Services (OMS) building of up to 60 m x 60 m, requiring the clearance of up to 3 600 m2 (0.36 ha); and * A 500 m corridor for the construction of a 132 kV overhead line of approximately 7.6 km in length, which will be routed from the Coleskop Substation to the MTS Substation. This will include a double circuit, twin Tern 132 kV conductor. The overhead line will connect the proposed infrastructure to the existing electrical grid. CES has been appointed by Coleskop Wind Power to undertake ground truthing studies as part of the finalisation of the EMPr and Layout Plans.

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Coleskop Wind Power (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables South Africa (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop the Coleskop Wind Energy Facility (WEF) near Middelburg (Eastern Cape) and Noupoort (Northern Cape). The proposed WEF was awarded preferred bidder status as part of Round 5 in October 2021. Additional infrastructure was required in order to ensure the successful construction of the WEF. The Coleskop Infrastructure application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) was undertaken as part of this process, it received its EA in November 2021. The layout and EMPr finalisation process was then initiated, and this process was concluded in April 2022. The proposed new location is more technically suitable due to the topography of “Batching Plant 1 (North)”, the access route of the authorised infrastructure also crosses a sensitive drainage line. A more suitable (technically) and less sensitive (aquatically) has therefore been proposed. Based on specialist assessments and the sensitivity data available from ongoing work on the Coleskop WEF and associated EA, the location is proposed 1.25km to the west of the authorised location. This new area has been assessed by specialists and is situated within the same land parcel as the original “Batching Plant 1 (North)” location. The Applicant is therefore proposing a formal amendment to the Environmental Authorisation (EA), Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) and Layout as per 14/12/16/3/3/1/2039 and 14/12/16/3/3/1/2039/MP1.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:09

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14227

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CaseReferenceDepartmentApplicationTypeDeadlineDateContactPerson
14/12/16/3/3/1/2039
19/08/2022

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