Sunrise Energy is in the process of constructing a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) import and storage facility at Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa. This facility will be commissioned towards the end of 2015.
Sunrise Energy, a critical infrastructure project and registered SIP5 project, aims to address LPG shortages in the region. The terminal will transform the energy mix in the Western Cape and further afield, allowing for less dependence on electricity for light industrial and domestic thermal applications. Sunrise Energy will allow for broader access to LPG for the servicing of existing established LPG distributors, as well as providing access to new SMMEs wishing to enter the LPG market.
Key objectives of Sunrise Energy include providing access to cleaner energy, job creation, the promotion of small to medium enterprises (SMMEs) and enabling LPG supply to low income households.
Local procurement and the development of local suppliers in the Saldanha Bay area will be considered where possible to promote economic growth and development within the region.