Turbine tower sections for the Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm are being transported from the Port of Saldanha Bay and from Atlantis to the project sites.
The two wind projects, which form part of Bid Window 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programmes, will be connected to the country’s national grid by August 2020.
It is expected that all 1 090 turbine components, weighing a collective 56 000 t, will have reached their respective sites of Springbok, in the Northern Cape, and the Witzenberg municipality, in the Western Cape, before the end of January 2020.
There are 33 wind farms at various stages of development throughout South Africa, including these two projects. The country has more than 1 365 wind turbine generators, equalling a 3 672 MW installed capacity of which 2 020 MW is fully operational.
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