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Witberg wind energy project, South Africa

Image of wind turbine from below

Photo by Red Rocket

9th February 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Witberg wind energy project.

Location
Near Matjiesfontein, in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Red Rocket.

Project Description
This will be the biggest private wind farm built in South Africa to date, following the 89 MW Castle wind energy project announced by Sibanye-Stillwater in May 2023.

The wind farm, with a contracted capacity of 103 MW, will generate renewable energy and supply Sibanye’s operations through a wheeling agreement with Eskom.

Sibanye has committed to a 15-year power purchase agreement.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
R3.4-billion, which will be fully funded by Red Rocket.

Planned Start/End Date
Commercial operation is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
Vestas (wind turbines).

Contact Details for Project Information
Red Rocket, tel +27 21 418 3940 or email info@redrocket.energy.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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