Construction on Durban’s natural gas plant starts

01 July 2015

Spring Lights Gas (SLG), one of the largest Piped gas suppliers for KwaZulu-Natal is set to commission a new compressed natural gas (CNG) plant in southern Durban before the end of 2015.

CEO of SLG, Nkosinathi Solomon, noted recently that construction work on the plant had already begun.
The new SLG facility will provide energy of 250,000kj/y to 550,000kj/y upon its completion and would use German technology.

The facility will also be able to give ten permanent jobs and will have multipliers such as logistic companies which will truck its CNG to customers who are the main beneficiaries.

Solomon says SLG has taken the initiative to invest in the compressed natural gas plant so as to help the gas market in South Africa. Some of the energy challenges South Africa is currently facing include shortage of gas capacity due to limited pipeline infrastructure.

The Rovuma Basin in Mozambique will be able to generate large quantities of gas by 2020 while the reconstruction of the Rompco pipeline will also play a great role in providing gas South Africa.
Customers within a radius of 150km from Durban will benefit from CNG.


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