Natasha Odendaal | 02 August 2013 \ Engineering News
Wind energy producer Innowind has tasked Germany-based Vestas to install 35 V112 3.0 MW wind turbines at its three wind power projects in the Eastern Cape. The 105 MW order, Vestas’ largest to date, comprised the supply, installation and commissioning of seven turbines at the Chaba wind power project, as well as eight turbines at the Waainek and 20 at the Grassridge projects.
Innowind, the 80%-owned South African subsidiary of French Electricité de France Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), led the project development consortium comprising the Industrial Development Corporation and various regional broad-based black economic-empowerment companies.
The three wind power plants, the construction of which would start in the third quarter of 2013, were collectively expected to produce more than 375 GWh/y of energy, enough to power more than 240 000 households. Read more.