Koruson 2, South Africa

12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Koruson 2, South Africa

Name of the Project
Koruson 2.

On the border of the Northern and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Envusa Energy, a joint venture between Anglo American and EDF Renewables.

Project Description
Envusa Energy completed the project financing for its first three wind and solar projects, collectively known as Koruson 2, in February 2024.

The renewable-energy projects will have a total capacity of 520 MW of wind and solar electricity generation, and will comprise the Umsobomvu Wind Farm (140 MW), the Hartebeesthoek Wind Farm (140 MW) and the Mooi Plaats solar project (240 MW).

These projects are expected to abate about 1.5-million tonnes a year of carbon dioxide.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
All projects are expected to reach commercial operation during 2026.

Latest Developments
Anglo American Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore and De Beers have committed to 20-year offtake agreements with Envusa Energy. These agreements will result in Anglo American Platinum’s receiving 461 MW of supply, the Kolomela mine 11 MW and the Venetia mine
48 MW.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
Not stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Anglo American South Africa Nevashnee Naicker, tel +27 11 638 3189 or email nevashnee.naicker@angloamerican.com.
EDF Renewables, tel +27216574200 or email info@edf-re.co.za.