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December 9, 2021

Gouda Wind Farm, South Africa

By Carmen

Gouda Wind Farm is a 138MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Western Cape, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 138 138 Active Western Cape, South Africa Acciona; Aveng

Description

The project was developed by Acciona and Aveng. The project is currently owned by Acciona Energia Internacional with a stake of 54.9%.

The project generates 423,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 200,000 households, offsetting 406,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $300.564m.

The Concrete towers installed at the project site are 100m high.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in 2015.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

Acciona and Aveng were selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Nordex was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 46 units of AW-100/3000 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

About Acciona

Acciona SA (Acciona) is a provider of sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Its offerings cover the entire value chain, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. The company develops and manages infrastructure, renewable energy, water and other facilities. Acciona also provides EPC services to third parties; sells renewable energy and develops wind turbines through Acciona Wind Power technology. It offers financial, fund management stock broking, and housing development services; and produces wines. The company has operations across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa. Acciona is headquartered in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

About Aveng

Aveng Ltd (Aveng) is a provider of construction and engineering services. It offers construction, infrastructure, and engineering products and services. The company’s services include building, civil engineering, concession, mechanical and electrical engineering, mining, earthworks, design, and project management services. It serves civil and marine; electrical, mechanical, pipelines, and tunneling sectors. Aveng serves the public infrastructure, power, mining, oil and gas, water, commercial, industrial, automotive, and rail industries. It owns and operates excavators, face shovels, dump trucks, drill rigs, support equipment, and underground equipment. The company through its subsidiaries operates in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East. Aveng is headquartered in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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