30 Megawatt Hour Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Facility at Black Mountain Mine, Aggeneys, Northern Cape, South Africa

APPLICANT NAME

Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd, a business unit of Vedanta Zinc International

Project Title

30 Megawatt Hour Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Facility at Black Mountain Mine, Aggeneys, Northern Cape, South Africa

Date Published

20 June 2021

Project Introduction

Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd (BMM), a business unit of Vedanta Zinc International, is proposing to apply for an amendment of its Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA, No. 28 of 2002) for the inclusion of a 30 megawatt hour Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility within the Mining Right area of the Black Mountain Mine (the Project). Uvuna Sustainability (Pty) Ltd (Uvuna) has been appointed by Black Mountain Mining as the independent environmental consultant to undertake the required environmental regulatory processes and to conduct public participation. 

Project Status

 

The Background Information Document was distributed to notify the public of the applicant’s intent to submit applications for Environmental Authorisation to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and for a WUL Amendment to the Department of Water and Sanitation.

 

The draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) was then made available for public review from 14 October 2021 to 14 November 2021 on the links below (you will need to login to access the documents). 

 

The FINAL BAR was submitted to the DMRE on Thursday 2 December 2021. Documents supporting the WUL Amendment application will be uploaded onto the eWULAAS system and stakeholders advised once this have been completed.

Contact Details

Public Participation Project Manager

Email: alotter@uvuna.com

Telephone: 082 804 5890

Postnet Suite 0095, Private Bag X06, Helderkruin, 1733

Public Documents

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION DOCUMENT

AGTERGRONDINLIGTINGSDOKUMENT


BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS

FINAL Basic Assessment Report

Appendices A and B

Appendices E and F

Appendix G

Appendices H and I

Appendices J and K

Appendices L to O