The use of renewable energy is crucial to sustaining the environment and the human population, and Siemens Gamesa South Africa will be building 109 wind turbines across South Africa.

The wind turbines are a part of the country’s shift towards the use of clean and renewable energy. The turbines will be supplied to two South African wind farms – the Kangnas farm near Springbok in the Northern Cape and to the  Perdekraal East farm in Ceres, Western Cape.

The internationally-owned company has entered a 10-year service agreement for both wind farms. The supply of electricity generated by these wind turbines is expected to reach 214 000 homes across the country.

This project will provide relief  across the nation, allowing the public access to electricity and other resources for development. The current issues surrounding the delivery of electricity, along with its maintenance, has extended a dire need for renewable energy sources.

The project will commence at the start of 2019 and plans to be completed by 2020.

A government power auction allowed Siemens Gamesa to win the opportunity to implement the wind turbines.

Managing Director Siemens Gamesa’s South African division, Janek Winand, had the following to say: “We are proud to offer services with a localized team based in Johannesburg with long lasting experience and determined to generate value for South Africa by creating jobs, supporting local manufacturing and driving development projects within local communities.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa approved an array of renewable energy contracts inclusive of talks regarding an energy exchange with Ghana. 

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.