MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 19/04/2022

Media release on Why Saldanha Bay is a potential hydrogen fuel export hub.

Global demand for hydrogen fuel is growing and several reports identified Saldanha Bay as a potential hydrogen export hub.

Excerpt from the media release. **More than 75 people logged into the 2nd Energy Transition Webinar on 12 April hosted by the Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus (SB-IC) to hear a panel of experts talk about the future of hydrogen fuel. The keynote speaker was Thomas Roos from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), one of the authors of the report Powerfuels and Green Hydrogen, prepared under the auspices of the EU-South Africa (EU-SA) Partners for Growth programme. Roos said the Saldanha Bay region had excellent solar and wind resources that had the potential for large renewable energy electricity at competitive costs.

“Electricity is a contested space in South Africa,” said Roos. “This potential far exceeds local demand, and export potential is limited: neighbouring countries’ economies are small, and there is no high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission lines to European markets. But if we could export renewable electricity as molecules rather than electrons, this would overcome that challenge [for the large European and other markets].

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone complete Media Release can be read here.

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MEDIA RELEASE TWO BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 08/04/2022

Media release two on Why Saldanha Bay is a potential hydrogen fuel export hub.

Following the first and hugely successful Energy Transition Webinar on 17 February, Smart manufacturing in the energy and maritime sector through the lens of an SEZ, the Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus (SB-IC) will hold the second webinar on 12 April.

The Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus’s webinar – Saldanha as a hydrogen hub – will focus on unpacking this report. Key focus areas will be:

  • the role of hydrogen in the energy transition;
  • the areas where SA is leading in RD&I hydrogen development; and
  • the type of RD&I needed to scale production…

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone complete second Media Release can be read here.

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 10/03/2022

Maths Teachers Honoured at Graduation Ceremony

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 01/03/2022

Answering the call for existing and future energy demands

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 17/02/2022

SBIDZ Energy Transition Webinar: Smart manufacturing integral to reigniting economic growth

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 14/02/2022

DTIC Deputy Minister Fikile Majola launches SBIDZ Energy Transition Webinar Series

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 22/11/2021

Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone AGM reveals positive growth

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 10/11/2021

Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone signs MOU with CHIETA

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SBIDZ-LC talks to Mia Spies – KykNET Verslag - 18/05/2021

Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone CEO Kaashifah Beukes spoke to Kyknet about the infrastructure development investment aimed at increasing the capacity of the port to improve trade and create jobs.

MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SBIDZ-LC - 05/05/2021

Saldanha R3.5 billion port investment will contribute to economic recovery and growth.

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MEDIA RELEASE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY & COMPETITION - 26/02/2021

The DTIC: R21 Billion Investment Commitments for Saldanha Special Economic Zone

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Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus Webinar: Clustering & Collaboration - 02/02/2021

What Does It Take to Establish A Successful Cluster?

The Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus tackles this question and unpacks what is required from each of us to make a cluster work.