Construction of Afrimat’s 4MW solar/battery hybrid project nears completion

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  • Afrimat, a leading mid-tier mining and materials company in South Africa, identified their wholly owned subsidiary, Glen Douglas Dolomite in the south of Gauteng as the perfect operation to install a solar power plant.
  • The plant has one of the highest power usages in the Group and has the space available for the addition of the solar plant.
  • The 4MW photovoltaic solar park with a battery energy storage system is nearing completion. 

“An initial renewable energy project to reduce carbon emissions is underway at Glen Douglas Dolomite. A target is set to decrease carbon emissions by 32% by 2030.” said Group CEO, Andries van Heerden in the company’s most recent AFS report.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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