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Nordex Group awarded contract for 147 MW in South Africa

With the signing of the power purchase agreement by public-sector utility Eskom, the contract for the installation of the South African wind farm “Roggeveld” has now also come into effect. This order for the Nordex Group entails 47 AW125/3150 and AW125/3000 turbines with a combined capacity of around 147 megawatts and a high capacity factor … Continue reading Nordex Group awarded contract for 147 MW in South Africa

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Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa’s state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead on Tuesday with the full … Continue reading Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

Last week, the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, marked a milestone as the wind farms officially connected to the Eskom grid. The wind farms have been synchronised via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines is reported to have commenced. Commenting on the development, country construction manager … Continue reading Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

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Wind energy in South Africa: Eskom’s Sere wind farm financed by the AfDB and CIF

The Sere Wind Farm from Eskom, the South African electricity public utility, recently achieved its full commercial operational capacity of a 100 MW . The achievement of this milestone in the Western Cape of South Africa is in line with the commitments made by Eskom in terms of both time and cost. The African Development … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: Eskom’s Sere wind farm financed by the AfDB and CIF

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Eskom looks to sign Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) financing agreement

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) is one of Eskom’s first utility-scale projects outside the existing hydro portfolio and places the company on a path towards reducing its carbon footprint. State-owned power utility Eskom and France-based development finance institution Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agreed in October to facilitate the signing of a €100-million credit facility … Continue reading Eskom looks to sign Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) financing agreement

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Eskom wind farm takes shape in South Africa

The parts for the 46 wind turbines making up this R2.7-billion project include 53m blades, 29m-high tower sections and 11.4m-long nacelles – cover housings containing all the generating components including the generator, gearbox, drive train, and brake assembly – weighing just over 80 tons each. Eskom said in response to questions by the Cape Argus … Continue reading Eskom wind farm takes shape in South Africa

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