Colenso Coal Mine and Power Plant Geohydrological Investigation – KZN Site characterization, Geophysics, Drilling, Aquifer Testing and Numerical modeling

AGES was appointed to conduct the geohydrological specialist study for both the power station and mine component of the project. This was done to ensure that the same methodology and assumptions are used in the assessments required for both developments and also to identify possible cumulative impacts. It was decided at the time of appointment and confirmed in the pre-consultation meeting held with DWS, that the groundwater study will cover both sites in one numerical model, due to the sites being directly adjacent to eachother. Outputs from this one study can then be used for the different authorisation applications that have to be submitted to the relevant authorities.