Siemens Gamesa Awarded 485 MW Of Wind Contracts In South Africa & Sweden
Earlier in the month, Siemens Gamesa revealed that they had been awarded the contract to supply two wind farms in South Africa with 250 MW worth of wind turbines — 109 units of its SWT-2.3-108 turbine. The two wind farms that will use the new turbines are the 140 MW Kagngnas wind farm, located near Springbox in the Northern Cape, and the 110 MW Perdekraal East wind farm close to Ceres in the Western Cape. Siemens Gamesa will also provide a 10-year service agreement for the two new farms.
The two wind farms are owned by a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power, an independent global developer of renewable energy, which acquired the development contract from the South African Department of Energy as part of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The two projects are expected to generate clean electricity for the equivalent of 214,000 South African homes and, while Siemens Gamesa will begin supplying turbines early in 2019, completion for the two projects is not expected until 2020.
“This is the next big milestone for Siemens Gamesa in South Africa and with adding these two wind farms, Siemens Gamesa will have installed more than 850MW of wind capacity in the country,” said Janek Winand, Managing Director Siemens Gamesa South Africa. “We are proud to offer services with a localized team based in Johannesburg with long lasting experience and determined to generate value for South Africa by creating jobs, supporting local manufacturing and driving development projects within local communities.”
|Siemens Gamesa Awarded 485 MW Of Wind Contracts In South Africa & Sweden | CleanTechnica
Global wind leader Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced two new wind supply contracts over the past fortnight, including an order for 250 megawatts (MW) for two wind farms in South Africa and 235 MW for a wind farm in Sweden.