Chemicals and explosives group AECI to roll out 14.3MW of solar power in South Africa

  • Chemicals and explosives group, AECI, has commissioned a 1MW solar PV system at their Chem Park chemicals manufacturing site in Johannesburg as part of a four phase 14.3 MW solar PV capacity rollout across their facilities in South Africa.
  • Phases 1 and 2 will see solar electrification and capacity build of key areas.
  • Phase 3 will include an assessment of battery storage, energy generation and distribution.
  • Phase 4 will see the company move to green energy supply through photovoltaic electrolysis and green ammonia through available land use.

The next two projects to come online are AECI Mining Chemicals in Sasolburg (1.5 MW) and AECI Mining Explosives in Modderfontein (4 MW). “Both sites play key roles in our country’s mining sector value chain. The decrease in the use of fossil fuels contributes to the positive effect on the overall carbon footprint of this industry,” says AECI CE Holger Riemensperger.

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“Climate change is one of the most complex and pressing issues facing humanity today and global understanding of the phenomenon continues to evolve. It is critical that businesses devise appropriate response strategies. AECI, therefore, remains committed to pursuing a greener business footprint and delivering sustainable solutions for a better world,” he adds.

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