Sunrise Energy has secured two commercial contracts with international traders and their South African joint venture partners for the sourcing and importation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its new import and storage facility in the Western Cape.
The R1.2-billion open-access Sunrise Energy Terminal construction is nearing completion and will officially be commissioned in May to address the shortage of LPG in the Western Cape.
The project would also supply small, medium-sized and microenterprises that are traditionally sidelined in the market owing to supply constraints, said Sunrise Energy CEO Pieter Coetzee.
The efficient Sunrise Energy Terminal meets international standards and allows for the quick dispatch of product to the market, with rail links planned to the interior for the cost-effective supply to inland markets.
“Provision for modular expansion [through] phases 2 and 3 will enable Sunrise Energy to meet regional LPG supply demands for the next 30 years,” Coetzee stated.