POWER PLANT

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The prefeasibility study confirmed that our plantations could sustainably supply biomass to power nearly 30% of the country’s energy demand.

This Project has a myriad of positive rippling effects starting with creating employment opportunities, stimulating investment and conserving the environment properly. As Montigny works toward reaching our goal of financial closure in 2017, we will continue to work closely with local officials and grow our strategic partnerships.

The benefits of the biomass power plant at Usutu are exponential. The cost of ignoring the potential would significantly impact Swaziland.

Power Plant

The Impact:

Environmental

Reduce emissions
Optimise biomass
Avoid coal-fired imports
Utilise existing mill site with transportation efficiencies

Economic

Market for our biomass
Stimulate investment opportunities in Swaziland
Create ~ 500 jobs
Initiate new employment sector

Energy

Provide baseload power supply
35 MW is 30% of Swaziland’s energy demand
Stability from local, renewable resource

The Potential:

First African country running on 100%
renewable energy
Increase domestic & foreign investment
interest
Increase investment interest in
the country

Net New Jobs Created

  • Forestry Department
    /Y20
  • Plant Construction & Operation
    /Y20

Contact Montigny’s Head of Strategic Initiatives, Kelly Cure by email Kelly.cure@montigny.co.sz