Bosch Holdings Enginuity November 2008

D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 8 THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE B&A GROUP, INCORPORATING: BOSCH PROJECTS (PTY) LTD • STEMELE BOSCH AFRICA (PTY) LTD • MUNITECH (PTY) LTD DOMBE ENERGY PROJECT a first for Africa! VERULAM UMDLOTI INANDA PHOENIX KWAMASHU BOTHAS HILL HILLCREST KLOOF NEW GERMANY 2 PINETOWN WESTVILLE 3 UMHLANGA LA LUCIA NATAL BAY 3 DURBAN CENTRAL QUEENSBURGH CHATSWORTH THE BLUFF 2 Durban and surrounds depicting the size of the Dombe cane fields Locality map The signing of the Dombe contract: from left to right, standing: Andy Knox, Gavin Scott, Nick Schutte. Seated: Trevor Rolfe and Mike Gibbon. Bosch Projects, in conjunction with Stemele Bosch Africa, have dedicated a world-class project team for the implementation of Mozambique Principle Energy Limitada (MPEL) fuel ethanol facility, which is expected to be the largest such facility on the African continent. ey members of the project team will include Mike Gibbon – Project Sponsor and Bosch Projects MD, Butch Carr – Bosch Projects Energy Business Director, Nick Schutte – Overall Project Manager and Andy Knox – Project Manager Irrigation and Infrastructure. Engineering will be centred in Durban and supported by a strong engineering management team on site. The scope of the appointment includes: • • • The entire 440 TCH factory Agriculture and irrigation development Associated infrastructure, including housing, roads, electrical reticulation, etc. K Site construction for the agriculture and irrigation development has commenced on schedule. The size of the area to be developed under cane is illustrated by the above field layout overlaid on the map of Durban, KZN. The agricultural development is planned to be completed in phases over the next 4 years. At the recent formal contract signing, Trevor Rolfe (Representative of MPEL) reconfirmed MPEL’s faith in Bosch Projects’ capability of meeting the challenging project milestones and start-up date of June 2011 and looked forward to a close and mutually beneficial working relationship. In addition to the factory primary production of ethanol, biomass will be the base fuel for electrical power generation for the factory. In addition, surplus power will be co-generated into the national grid, thus the project will not only provide much needed employment in the area, but also make a significant contribution to growing the Mozambican economy. Contact: Butch Carr: carrb@bproj.co.za 1