- Published: 20 October 2015 20 October 2015
Mainstream Renewable Power has started overseeing the transportation of wind turbine tower sections from their manufacturing facility near Cape Town to the Noupoort Wind Farm site in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Mainstream is currently building three wind farms in the country’s Northern Cape which have a combined capacity of 360MW.
All 157 wind turbine towers for the three wind farms are being manufactured by GRI - Renewable Industries at its local manufacturing facility located in Atlantis. The facility is capable of producing 150 turbine towers a year; the first 35 of which are for the 80MW Noupoort wind farm which is being built by Mainstream. The 35 towers are being transported in 140 sections along the 1,000km route which takes four days to complete. The three wind farms comprise the 140MW Khobab wind farm and the 140MW Loeriesfontein 2 wind farm, both located in the Namakwa District Municipality, as well as the 80MW Noupoort wind farm located in Umsobomvu Local Municipality.