Vestas wins 108 MW wind power order in South Africa

Independent power producer Red Rocket has placed an order for 108 MW for the Witberg wind farm, which will be located in the Western Cape, South Africa. The contract includes the supply and installation of 24 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) agreement.

“Red Rocket recently affirmed its position as South Africa’s leading independent power producer by successfully achieving the financial close of the Witberg wind farm, located in the Western Cape with a nominal capacity of 108 MW. This project will be the largest private wind farm built in South Africa to date, and will contribute significantly to South Africa’s energy landscape. The private buyer for this company is Sibanye Stillwater. For this historic project, we are partnering with Vestas and believe that renewable energy, such as wind energy, is the key for a sustainable and greener future for the region,” said Red Rocket CEO Matteo Brambilla.

“I would like to thank Red Rocket for their confidence in Vestas’ 4MW platform. We are happy to see how the versatility of our portfolio continues to contribute to the country’s energy transition. We are convinced that wind energy can play a key role in achieving a more reliable, affordable and sustainable energy mix in South Africa,” says Vestas CEO Novani Ganess-Johnson.

The turbine is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2024 and commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2025.

Vestas leads the South African wind energy market with more than 1.4 GW of capacity installed and under construction.

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner in sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install and service onshore and offshore wind turbines around the world, and with more than 173 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind energy than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 151 GW of wind turbines in service, we use data to interpret, forecast and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind energy solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are providing the world with sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.