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, where Air Liquide operates the biggest oxygen production site in the world.
This is the second set of PPAs signed by Sasol and Air Liquide, after the PPAS announced in January
with Enel for 220MW. Together, these PPAs represent a total of 480 MW of the joint commitment by
Sasol and Ar Liauide to pursue the procurement of renewable energy This will significantly Contribute to the decarbonization of the Secunda site.
Within the framework of these agreements with Sasol and Air Liquide, TotalEnergies and Mulilo will
Create one local majority owned Wind project with a capacity of 140 MW and one local majority
Owned solar project with a capacity of 120 MW. These projects are scheduled to be operational in 2025. This agreement is subject to regulatory and financial approvals.
Sasol and Air Liquide have made another giant leap towards our goal of procuring of renewable energy to decarbonize our respective operations at Secunda. his also puts Sasol well on its way to achieving its ambition to procure 1200 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 The five PPAs that
”We have signed this year demonstrates the real progress Sasol is making towards its decarbonization and ultimately, the development of a green economy” says Priscillah Mabelane Executive Vice President of Sasol’s Energy BusinesS
Sasol’s Renewable Energy Programme, representing one of the largest renewable energy
procurement programmes from the private sector in South Africa, is aligned to the governmentS
REIPPP programme and plays a key role in creating alternative sources of energy to address South
Africa’s current energy capacity constraints, Mabelane added
In April 2021, Air Liquide and Sasol launched a joint initiative to procure a total of 900 MW of
renewable energy for their operations in Secunda With an allocation of 500 MW to Sasol and 400 MW
to Air Liquide The two companies are negotiating additional PPAS to complete the balance of the
renewable energy requested
Air Liguide acquired Sasor’s 16 Oxygen production units in Secunda and has been operating them
Since June 2021, in the framework of a long-term supply contract with its long-term partner including another Air separation unit (ASU).