Client: Anglo American Platinum Ltd - Rustenburg Platinum Mine
Anglo American Project NuGen- Proposed Development of a Hydrogen Production Development Platform at the Mogalakwena Platinum Mine
The Mogalakwena Mine is located approximately 20 km north-west of the town of Mokopane, in the Modimolle Magisterial District, Limpopo Province. Anglo American Platinum (AAP) has implemented the nuGenTM Zero Emission Haulage Solution (ZEHS) which aims at providing end-to-end integrated green hydrogen production, fuelling, and haulage systems, in an effort to become carbon neutral, across AAP mine sites. The nuGenTM ZEHS technology was trialed at the Mogalakwena Mine through the development of a pilot hydrogen fuel production plant (referred to as the Proof of Concept Plant [PoC Plant]). Driven by the successful operation of the retrofitted hydrogen fuel cell and battery-powered module onto a 930 E mine haul truck, AAP would now like to expand the PoC Plant to demonstrate the rapid refuelling of the mine haul truck which will include transportation of hydrogen via high-capacity tube trailers and increased hydrogen storage on the mine haul truck (due to the high pressure refuelling).
The Draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) and Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for the above-mentioned project has been made available for a 30-day public review and comment period from 2 August - 2 September 2022. Should you and/or your organisation wish to comment on the BAR & EMPr, or any aspects of Project and Basic Assessment Process, all comments should be sent to SLR as per the details above by no later than 2 September 2022.