Sappi inks new, R$1.8B renewable power plant deal with South Africa Dept of Energy for Mpumalanga mill

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Sappi inks new, R$1.8B renewable power plant deal with South Africa Dept of Energy for Mpumalanga mill

April 06, 2018 - 17:06

JOHANNESBURG, April 6, 2018 (Local News) -Sappi has signed an agreement with the Department of Energy to build a renewable energy plant at its mill in Mpumalanga.

Sappi and consortium partners KC Africa and African Rainbow Energy and Power would spend a combined R1.8bn on a 25MW biomass energy unit at the company’s Ngodwana mill, said Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel.

Sappi will have a 30% stake in the facility, which is expected to contribute to the national grid from July 2020.

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