Environmental impact assessment for NAMPOWER’s proposed encroacher bush biomass power project

NamPower proposes the construction and operation of the 40MWe Otjikoto Biomass Power Station, which will generate electricity by the combustion of wood chips sourced from encroacher bush. The proposed Project Site is approximately 7 km northwest of Tsumeb, in the Oshikoto Region. A harvesting area extending beyond a 100 km radius surrounding the Project Site has been identified from where encroacher bush will be harvested, processed, and transported to the Project Site as its source of fuel.   

After the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping phase for the above-mentioned Project, extensive studies were undertaken by the team of Environmental and Social Experts to assess the potential impacts of all project activities. The Draft EIA Report, its appendices and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) are available for review and comment. Read more here  

SLR Environmental Consulting (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd (“SLR”) has been appointed to undertake the EIA process for the proposed Project.The Draft EIA Report, its appendices and EMPs have been made available for a 4-week review and comment period ending on 20 November 2020.    

Contact Person: Werner Petrick   

PO Box 86386, Windhoek   

Tel: +264 61 231 287

Cell: +264 81 739 4591   

E-mail: wpetrick@slrconsulting.com

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