Nordex preferred supplier for two wind farms in South Africa

Paul Boughton
Nordex has qualified as a preferred supplier for the construction of two wind farms with an installed capacity of a combined 174MW in South Africa.

The first project Dorper comprises 40 N100s and is to be assembled in the interior of the country at an altitude of around 1,700m. Kouga is the name of the second wind farm, which is to be built near the coast not far from Port Elizabeth and entails 32 N90s.

Both contracts are turnkey projects. First of all, however, the term sheets must be finalised. Given the time-consuming infrastructure work, assembly work will not commence until mid-2013, with the projects to be handed over to the customer in early 2014.

The South African government has awarded a total of 634MW to project developers in this bidding process. The South African summer 2012 IPP procurement programme provides for PPA (power purchase agreement) licences covering a total volume of 1,850MW to be allocated for onshore wind power.

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