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Free State Business 2017 edition

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Free State Business 2017 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has since its launch in 2008 established itself as the premier business and investment guide to Free State Province. Supported and utilised by the Free State Development Corporation (FDC), Free State Business is unique as a business journal that focuses exclusively on the Free State.

FOCUS BETHLEHEM SAND

FOCUS BETHLEHEM SAND MINING PROJECT MEDICAL WASTE TREATMENT There is an opportunity to establish a sand mining business 6km outside Bethlehem – called Bethlehem Water and Sand (Pty) Ltd – to supply Bethle hem and the surrounding towns with build ing, plaster and brick-making sand. Location Dihlabeng Local Municipality in Bethlehem. Milestones • Business plan completed. • Geological report available. • EIA completed and ROD is available. • Mining permit obtained. Project Requirements The project sponsor requires capital injection and participation by BEE partners with experience in the sand mining value chain, or sand distribution. Investment Required The project requires funding to the tune of R120-million. The project has the potential to create 120 jobs when fully operational. STEEL FABRICATION PLANT A technology partner and investor is required to partner with a local investor to set up a medical waste treatment facility. Concept To design a modern medical and solid waste treatment facility. The company implements Electro-Thermal Deactivation processes to dispose of healthcare risk waste. This is a non-burn technology that has zero emissions. Pathogens are treated with 50 000V within the ETD (Microwave) and this renders the waste clean and harmless. Location Virginia in Matjhabeng. Investment Required Estimated project cost R30-million. To discuss opportunities on this page, contact Frank Tlhomelang, Manager: Research & Development & Acting GM: Trade & Investment Tel: +27 51 4000 800 | Email: frank@fdc.co.za Email: info@fdc.co.za To establish a steel fabrication manufacturing plant in the Botshabelo Industrial Area. Concept • A local company is seeking a joint venture with established industry players to set up and operate a steel fabricating plant in Botshabelo. • This project intends to respond to South Africa’s local content requirements, expanding South Africa’s Infrastructure Investment Programme. • The site earmarked for this project had been secured and the EIA is in progress. Project Requirements • A local business partner is looking for international players in steel fabrication to invest in this business venture. • The project requires an additional equity. • The value of equity participation will be negotiated on proposals received. Location • Virginia – Lejweleputswa. • Required Investment to be determined at feasibility. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017 14

Why invest in solar generation plants in South Africa FOCUS • South Africa’s solar irradiation levels are among the best in the world (>2 000kWh/m²). • Transition to a cleaner energy mix (low carbon path). • Strong local content from government (glass, mirrors). • Strong, established local construction companies. • Experience in building power stations and mines. • Current steel and pipes production meeting CSP requirements. • A target to generate 45% of all new electricity from renewable sources by 2030. • The ongoing success of the renewables procurement programme and the growing interest of international developers and funders are helping South Africa to improve its rankings from nowhere to top 10 investor in the world (Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index - 2014). • South Africa is the region’s clear leader for clean energy development with record investments of over US-billion in 2012 and 2013. Drivers for PV & CSP investments • Environmental issues such as pollution and exploitation of natural resources. • Climate change due to CO ² emissions from fossil fuels. • Energy security through diversification of supply. • Sustainable development. NAME LOCATION COMMISSIONED CAPACITY STATUS OPERATOR INVESTMENT LETSATSI PV PROJECT PULIDA SOLAR PARK BOSHOFF SOLAR PARK XHARIEP SOLAR HUB BLACKWOOD ENERGY SOLAR PLANT EVEREST SOLAR PLANT GROOTKOP SOLAR FACILITY Bloemfontein, Tokologo LM Jacobsdal Under Letsemeng LM August 2016 75MW construction May 2014 64MW Operational Solar Reserve ±3-million Enel Green Power Tokologo LM November 2014 64MW Operational Sun Edison TBC Kopanong, Bethulie LM Planned 600MW Planned Concept develop ment and project design Tokologo LM Planned 75MW Planned Matjhabeng LM Matjhabeng LM Planned Planned 75MW Planned 75MW Planned New development New development Korean Solar Power Consortium New development FRV Energy South Africa FRV Energy South Africa Land: 220ha Land: 1 200ha TBC Project occupies 180ha of the Farm Beyers 186 (393ha) Project will occupy 180ha of the Farm Beyers 186 (393ha) Power plants planned, under construction and operational 15 FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017

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