South Africa’s Kangnas Wind Farm Completes Turbine Installation
The last of 61 wind turbines have been installed at Kangnas Wind Farm in South Africa, ahead of schedule.
Locted in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area, the Kangnas Wind Farm project was constructed by Concor and Concor Consortium on a 3 591 hectares piece of land. The wind farm consists of a total of 61 wind turbines – each with a capacity of 2.3 MW – supplied and installed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
“The final nacelle and blades have been installed at Kangnas Wind Farm two weeks ahead of schedule and on budget. Local Northern Cape communities will have a new source of clean electricity when the wind farm enters commercial operations later this year,” said Construction Project Manager Manie Kotze.
The wind farm is estimated to produce 140MW of clean renewable power from its sixty-one wind turbines during operation. About 550,000 tons of carbon emissions are now planned to be phased out every year from the day it goes online. Mainstream Renewable Power, an independent power producer based in Sweden, is responsible for production.