Sunrise Energy (Pty) Ltd propose to develop a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility adjacent to the Port of Saldanha on the West Coast, Western Cape Province. Ilitha Projects has been retained to provide Project Management, Engineering and Construction Management Services. ERM Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAP) to undertake the EIA.
The proposed bulk LPG importation facility includes a marine and a terrestrial component comprising the following: The marine component would include a system for off-loading the LPG and the terrestrial component includes mounded horizontal pressure storage tanks, associated equipment with road and rail loading gantries.
What is LPG?
Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) is primarily a gaseous fuel consisting predominantly of propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10) which are blended to specification. These gases can be liquefied easily and are stored as a liquid in high pressure cylinders. LPG is used for heating purposes for cooking, space heating, water heating, ignition and welding applications.
Background Information Document
Proposed LPG Facility adjacent to the Port of Saldanha Project description
1) On-shore LPG Storage Facility
LPG will be stored in pressurised cylinders or bullets and the storage facility will be mounded predominantly for safety reasons (see Figure 2).
2) Off-shore Marine Component
An off-shore marine loading system will be required to transfer the LPG from tankers to the on-shore facility. Seven marine off-shore alternatives will be considered during the Scoping Phase (see Page 3). These options include jetties and conventional or multiple buoy mooring systems (see Figure 3).
3) Pipeline to on-shore Facility
Negotiations are currently underway with the Transnet Port Authority (TNPA) to secure the right to use the current SEF crude oil servitude for the LPG pipeline from the CBM to the on-shore facility.
4) Rail and Road access
The site will be accessed by road via the R599 and it is proposed that a rail line link be constructed to the existing rail line leading to and from the Port of Saldanha.………..>>>>> Click here to read the rest of the document in PDF format
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