09 Jul 14 Projects South Africa

Mainstream celebrates official opening of Jeffreys Bay, the biggest wind farm in Africa

Mainstream Renewable Power celebrates the official opening of the 138 megawatt Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The wind farm was developed, financed and constructed by Mainstream and is now owned by a consortium consisting of Globeleq, Mainstream, Old Mutual, Thebe, Enzani, Usizo and the Amadla Omoya Trust. eddie1 Speaking at the opening, Mainstream’s Chief Executive said “Mainstream committed to delivering the wind farm into operation on 15 May 2014. I am delighted to say that was precisely what the team achieved – to the very day. In addition to this, Mainstream managed the construction process and I am very proud to report that during more than 1.2 million man hours of construction work carried out, there was not one single lost time injury. This is testament to the emphasis Mainstream places on health and safety.” He also paid tribute to Mainstream’s partners Siemens and Murray Roberts and Conco along with their subcontractors who demonstrated their ability to deliver on their commitments and also showed an incredible sense of teamwork in order to make the project a success. eddie2   At the inauguration, The Police Choir of the Eastern Cape sang the wind farm’s official anthem. Watch the video here. choir   See this report on the official opening from SABC news