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AMSA plans a 200 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility

VANDERBIJLPARK - ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility. CEO Kobus Verster disclosed the plan to Engineering News, highlighting the project's significance in reducing carbon emissions. The project, currently in the tender evaluation stage, is awaiting grid-connection approval from State-owned Eskom. Verster says once Eskom approved the process, construction is slated to commence towards the end of the year or early next year at the latest. The solar PV plant is anticipated to supply 43% of the Vanderbijlpark facility's energy demand and contribute 23% to AMSA's overall energy requirements. Furthermore, AMSA aims to enter power purchase agreements for additional clean energy procurement and explore generating electricity from onsite gas and steam. With land availability around its facilities, the company envisions expanding renewable energy infrastructure, marking a pivotal move towards sustainable operations.

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