Sinovel confirms 54MW of South Africa wind orders

Recharge 5 December 2012.

The company – which was named as preferred supplier in last November’s renewables tender – will ship nine of its 3MW turbines to the first project in March next year.

The Dassiesklip project, developed by BioTherm Energy, is located in South Africa’s Western Cape.

It has also won a second 27MW order from another local developer, Metrowind, for its Van Stadens wind farm in the Nelson Bay Municipality in the country’s Eastern Cape province.

Metrowind is expecting to take delivery of the turbines in May next year and start commercial operations in Feburary 2014, according to its website. It adds that Sinovel will “operate and maintain the turbines for 15 years after the commercial operating date”…

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