Africa’s largest open-access LPG import and storage facility, Sunrise Energy’s Saldanha Bay terminal will change the energy mix in the Western Cape and further afield, enabling the widespread distribution of cheaper alternatives for domestic thermal applications and less dependence on electricity.
The Saldanha Bay facility will make the import of LPG into the Western Cape considerably more efficient and more cost-effective than is currently the case. The Western Cape is South Africa’s largest provincial consumer of LPG but other import facilities are located more than 1 400km from Cape Town.
It is national government policy to increase the use of environmentally-friendly and affordable LPG in the national energy mix.
Utilising a multi-buoy mooring system, a subsea and overland pipeline, storage and blending facilities, Sunrise Energy will create broader LPG access in the Western Cape and will boost the capacity of existing LPG distributors as well as enabling the entry of new SMEs.