On 8 December 2017, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and sister project, Khobab 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. The Loeriesfontein wind farm forms part of Mainstream's African joint venture platform, Lekela Power with a total portfolio of 1.3 GW.