• Africa, South Africa
  • 140 MW Onshore Wind
  • Delivered into Operation
  • Developed and Constructed by:

    Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Operated by:

    Mainstream Asset Management SA (MAMSA)

  • Technology Supplier:

    Siemens Wind

  • Project Owners:

    Lekela Power consortium

  • Commercial Operation Date:

    Quarter 4, 2017

Overview

On 8 December 2017, Khobab Wind Farm and sister project, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm commenced the 20-year commercial operation.  The projects were delivered into operation on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident. With a generation capacity of 140 megawatts each, these two neighbouring wind farms combined make up the largest single expanse of wind turbines in the country.
 
Situated in the Northern Cape, which has the highest volume of renewable energy utility power plants in the country, these sister wind farms comprise a total of 122 wind turbine generators, spanning 6,653 hectares.  Collectively the wind farms will power circa 240,000 South African households, positively impacting the country’s economy and its people. 

The two wind farms achieved over 2 million man-hours of construction activity without a single lost-time-incident during their construction period.  “Considering the sheer scale of these power projects, the multiple levels of activities and the complexities involved in building these very large wind farms, it is an impressive achievement for our construction team,” Kevin Foster, Country Construction Manager for Mainstream Renewable Power. 

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