Basic Assessment for Vopak for the Growth 4 Expansion Project

Durban, South Africa

Project Overview

Vopak was granted an Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the Vopak Efficiency (Growth 4) Project in December 2016 (ref. DM/0019/2016), in terms of Activity 34 and 51 of Listing Notice 1 (GN R 983; December 2014) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014, of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) as amended. This included the expansion of the Farewell/ King Sites to increase the total storage capacity of petroleum products, base oils and chemicals from 32 000m3 by 118 000m3 to allow for a total storage capacity of 150 000m3. Subsequently, an EA for an amendment application (related to a change in layout and product storage) was granted in February 2018 (ref. DM/AMEND/ 0019/2017-B). This amendment EA permits Vopak to commence with construction according to the approved layout plan.

Vopak propose to expand the authorised total capacity by a further 16 400m3. The Project will require Environmental Authorisation through a Basic Assessment in terms of Activity 34 and 51 of Listing Notice 1 (GN R 327; April 2017 of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) (as amended). The competent authority is the provincial Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA).

Draft Basic Assessment Report

Draft Basic Assessment Report
Annex A
Annex B
Annex C1 to C3
Annex C4 to C5
Annex D
Annex E

Final Basic Assessment Report

An Environmental Authorisation application and Draft Basic Assessment Report were submitted to the Competent Authority (DEDTEA) on 05 March 2019.

Notice is hereby given that the Final Basic Assessment Report has been submitted for decision making to the Competent Authority (DEDTEA) on 10 May 2019.  The Final Basic Assessment Report and its Annexes are attached below:

FBAR _30.04.2019.pdf

Annex A_CV.pdf

Annex B_EMPr.pdf

Annex C_Stakeholder Engagement.pdf

Annex D_Specialist Studies.pdf

Annex E_Pre Application Meeting.pdf

Annex F_Existing Authorisations.pdf

Invitation to Register and Comment

Stakeholders are invited to register as Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) and to participate in the BA processes by identifying issues of concern and providing suggestions to enhance benefits of the project. Registered I&APs will be kept informed about the Project.

Once the Competent Authority reaches a decision, the details of such resolution will be communicated to all registered stakeholders and I&APs via email.

Contact Information

Stephanie Gopaul
Postnet Suite 59, Private Bag X21, Westville, 3630
Tel: 031 265 0033
Fax: 031 265 0150