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 Sishen – Saldanha Iron Ore Corridor Capacity Expansion
Transnet SOC Limited proposes to expand the Saldanha Port iron ore infrastructure and operations, to increase South Africa’s iron ore export capacity. This proposal is supported by the national strategy of the government infrastructure development drive.The proposed Port expansion provides for an increase in the throughput capacity of the Sishen-Saldanha iron ore corridor from 60 to 88 million tons per year/annum (Mtpa).
   
 Port of Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal Expansion: Environmental Impact Assessment (Port EIA)
NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR PROPOSED 
EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING IRON ORE TERMINAL AT THE PORT OF SALDANHA 
  
 
NOTIFICATION 
  

Notice is hereby given, in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 

published in Government Notices (GN) 543, 544 and 546 of 02 August 2010 and in terms of 
the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (as amended) that Transnet SOC 
Ltd proposes to expand the existing iron ore export facility within the Port of Saldanha. The 
port expansion is required for the increase of iron ore export from 60 million tons per annum 
(Mtpa) to 88 Mtpa. The expansion will involve the construction of an additional berth on the 
Saldanha side of the causeway, expansion of the existing iron ore stockyard, one additional 
(4th) tippler, two additional stacker-reclaimers, two additional ship loaders, upgrade of the 
conveyance, electrical and other associated infrastructure. Dredging of sediment and removal 
of hard material will be necessary in the navigation channel near the proposed berth, for the 
safe navigation of ships. 
  
  
The following properties are affected:  196, 195/RE (Hopefield), 1185. 
  
The need for a Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment process is triggered by: 
  
GN R544 Listing Notice 1: 2, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24, 28, 38, 39, 40, 
42, 43, 44, 45, 53, 54; 
GN R545 Listing Notice 2: 5, 14, 15, 24; and   
GN R546 Listing Notice 3:  3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 16, 23, 24 
  
The listed activities require environmental authorisation from the national Department of 
Environmental Affairs (DEA Reference Number 14/12/16/3/3/2/567).   
  
GIBB (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the Independent Environmental Assessment 
Practitioners to undertake the Scoping and Impact Assessment Process, as well as the 
associated Public Participation Process for the project. 

Opportunity to register as an Interested and Affected Party 
The public is afforded a 40 (forty) day period from 08 July 2013 to 19 August 2013 (inclusive) 
to register an interest and to submit comments in writing to the GIBB Public Participation 
Office. Please find a Comments Sheet enclosed for your perusal.



   
 Port EIA Placed On Hold: Interested and Affected Party Registration Period Notification
   
 
   
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