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Western Cape Wind Farm Remains on Target for Operations by End-July 2020

Power News - Published on Wed, 08 Jan 2020

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2020 promises to be an exciting year for Lekela’s Perdekraal East Wind Farm, South Africa, as it heads into its final six months of construction. The last of the 480 wind turbine components will reach the wind farm’s construction site early February 2020 and all 48 turbines are expected to be installed by early April 2020.

A new 500MVA main power transformer will be installed during April 2020, with plans to energise the plant by 26 April.

Perdekraal East Wind Farm commenced construction during July 2018. 16 months later the wind farm is reported to be on time and on budget, having lifted almost 40 % of the 48 turbines and installed the main power transformer at the Distribution Substation.

Additionally, all civil works have been completed and over 80% of turbine components have been delivered to site outside of Ceres, travelling from Atlantis and Saldahna on the West Coast.

Construction halted on 13 December 2019 and will commence again in January for the final construction stretch. Once complete, Perdekraal East Wind Farm, situated within the Witzenberg Local Municipality, will be the Western Cape’s largest BW4 wind farm, and become Lekela’s fourth operating wind farm in South Africa.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 08 Jan 2020
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