Client: European Investment Bank (EIB) and Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd (NamPower)

Environmental Impact Assessment for the Proposed Encroacher Bush Biomass Power Project in Namibia (EIB Ref. Code: TA2015061 NA ITF)

NamPower proposes to construct and operate a biomass power plant that will generate electricity by the combustion of encroacher bush, growing in the surrounding harvesting area of the proposed power plant.  The power plant will have a net electricity generation capacity of up to 40 megawatt (MW) and will be connected to the National grid at an existing substation via a new overhead power line of maximum 132 kilovolt (kV).  SLR Consulting (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the financiers and contracting authority of the project/study, to undertake and Environmental (and Socio-Economic) Impact Assessment (EIA) with NamPower as the beneficiary, for the proposed Encroacher Bush Biomass Power Project in Namibia.

Status

A Scoping Report has been compiled and made available for a 30-day review and comment period from 5 February to 6 March 2018.  The full report is available for download below.  Hard copies of the report will be available at the below locations from 5 February 2018.

Location

  Name of Facility

Gobabis

  Gobabis Municipality and Gobabis Public Library

Windhoek

  Windhoek Municipality, National Library in Windhoek and 5th Floor of the NamPower NPC Building

Okahandja

  Okahandja Municipality and Okahandja Public Library

Otjiwarongo

  Otjiwarongo Municipality and Otjiwarongo Public Library

Otavi                

  Otavi Municipality and Otavi Public Library

Tsumeb

  Tsumeb Municipality and Tsumeb Public Library

For comments to be included in the Final Scoping Report to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, they should reach SLR by no later than 6 March 2018.  Comments on the Scoping Report should be forwarded to SLR at the below details:

SLR Environmental Consulting (Namibia)(Pty) Ltd
Attention: Immanuel Katali
Schumacher House, 6 Tobias Hainyeko Street, Swakopmund
Fax: +264 64 403 327
E-mail: ikatali@slrconsulting.com 

Contact Person:

Immanuel Katali (Tel: +264 64 402 317)