Project Details

Client Eskom Holdings SOC
Location Ogies, Witbank, Mpumalanga
Project Value R4 575 196
Completed June 2016

Kendal Continuous ADF Integrated Environmental Autorisation Process

Project Description

Kendal Power Station needs to continue ashing on their existing Ash Disposal Facility for a period of at least 10 to 15 years in order to continue operation while the Kendal 30-year Ash Disposal Facility is being addressed through screening, authorization and construction.

The continuation of ashing onto an area that has not been licensed under previous legislation is now subject to the National Environmental Management Act NEMA (Act 107 of 1998 as amended), the National Environmental Management: Waste Act NEMWA (Act 59 of 2008 as amended) and the National Water Act NWA (Act 36 of 1998 as amended). The Continuous Ash Disposal Facility includes the continuation of the existing disposal of ash onto a greenfields area.

Scope of Services

Zitholele Consulting was appointed to undertake an Integrated Environmental Authorisation Process, to include the Environmental Impact Assessment for authorization from the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Waste License from the Waste Directorate at the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Water Use License from the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Zitholele Consulting managed the integrated process, including all public participation and stakeholder engagement, as well as authority consultation throughout the process. This is a highly complexed project, requiring integration of numerous specialist investigations. Strong interaction with the project engineers facilitated a professional engineers facilitated a professional and efficient deliverable to all competent authorities, facilitating that all required licensing and authorization was obtained timeously.