PGPN Oranjemund–Villiersbaai Gas Pipeline

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Oranjemund–Villiersbaai Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline, running from Oranjemund, Namibia, to Alexander Villiersbaai, South Africa. It is part of the Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN).

Location

The pipeline would run from Oranjemund, ǁKaras region, Namibia, to Alexander Villiersbaai, Northern Cape province, South Africa.

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Background

The Oranjemund–Villiersbaai Gas Pipeline is Phase 6 of South Africa's Phased Gas Pipeline Network (PGPN). It would carry gas from Oranjemund, Namibia, and would connect with Phase 5 of the PGPN, the PGPN Villiersbaai–Saldanha Gas Pipeline, at Alexander Villiersbaai, South Africa.

This pipeline could potentially run in either direction. Namibia's state-owned gas firm NAMCOR plans to develop the Kudu offshore gas field, off the coast of Oranjemund, and to use the gas to power a new gas-fired power plant, the proposed Kudu Power Station, at Oranjemund. If the project to build the Kudu Power Station does not go ahead, South Africa could import the gas from the Kudu field. However, if the Kudu Power Station is built, South Africa estimates that the Kudu field only has enough gas to power the plant for about 20 years; after the Kudu field is depleted, South Africa could export gas through the pipeline to continue powering the Kudu Power Station.[1][2]

Project Details

  • Operator: Transnet
  • Parent Company: Government of South Africa
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  • Status: Proposed
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References

  1. Paul Lochner et al, Final SEA Report: Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Development of a Phased Gas Pipeline Network in South Africa, DEFF/DMRE/iGas/Transnet/Eskom/Sasol, Nov. 2019, Part 2.
  2. Greater Saldanha Regional Spatial Implementation Framework, Western Cape Government, Dec. 2017, p. 20.

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