Wind energy in South Africa: Goldwind successfully won 120 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology will equip and construct the 120-MW Golden Valley wind park in South Africa under a deal with project developer BioTherm Energy.


The contract was signed with the domestic independent power producer (IPP) on April 16. As part of the deal, Goldwind will deliver 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent magnetic wind turbines and will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.

The wind farm will be located in Eastern Cape. Earlier this month, BioTherm Energy won an off-take contract for the farm, which was selected as a preferred bid in the fourth round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme.

This is Goldwind’s second contract award in Africa, following the 51-MW Adama wind farm in central Ethiopia. The company believes that the current deal will help expand its operations to other African countries.