Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA has won an order to supply turbines to two South African farms that will benefit from the plan to speed up SA’s shift to clean power.
The Spanish-German company confirmed that it will deliver 109 turbines with a combined capacity of 250 megawatts to Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd.
According to Bloomberg, Siemens Gamesa plans to start delivery of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Mainstream’s 140-megawatt plant near Springbok (Northern Cape) next year, and to a 110-megawatt plant in the Ceres region in the Western Cape.
Siemens Gamesa added that the projects won capacity in a government power auction.
Earlier this year, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa approved a raft of stalled renewable energy contracts. In April, Siemens Gamesa received its biggest order from India with a contract to supply 300 megawatt of wind turbines.