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Sasol secures 260MW for Secunda site

TotalEnergies and Mulilo will create one wind project and one solar project. (Image source: Air Liquide)

Sasol and Air Liquide have signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) with TotalEnergies and its partner Mulilo for the long-term supply of a total capacity of 260MW of renewable power to Sasol’s Secunda site, in South Africa

At the Secunda site, Air Liquide operates the biggest oxygen production site in the world and this is the second set of PPAs signed by the company and Sasol, after those announced in January with Enel Green Power. Together, these PPAs represent a total of 480MW of the joint commitment by Air Liquide and Sasol to pursue the procurement of a total capacity of 900MW of renewable energy. 

TotalEnergies and Mulilo will create one local majority owned wind project with a capacity of 140MW and one local majority owned solar project with a capacity of 120MW. These projects are scheduled to be operational in 2025.

Ronnie Chalmers, vice president and executive committee member of the Air Liquide Group, in charge of Africa Middle East & India, said, “Not only will these renewable energy capacities significantly contribute to the decarbonisation of our operations in Secunda, where we operate the biggest oxygen production site in the world, they will also actively support the development of renewable energies in South Africa, for the benefit of the South African electrical power system and ultimately of the South African society. In line with Air Liquide’s ADVANCE strategic plan, which includes reducing its absolute CO2 emissions by 33% by 2035, these PPAs also demonstrate the group’s capacity to collaborate with its customers to provide solutions which contribute to the decarbonisation of its assets as well as of its clients.”