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January 5, 2022

Hopefield, South Africa

By Carmen

Hopefield is a 66.6MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Western Cape, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 66.6 66.6 Active Western Cape, South Africa Umoya Energy (RF)

Description

The project is developed and owned by Umoya Energy (RF).

The project generates 176,600MWh electricity thereby offsetting 171,535t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $186.77m.

The project has 95m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2014.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Southern Africa was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 37 units of V100-1.8 turbines, each with 1.8MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 15 years.

About Umoya Energy (RF)

Umoya Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd (Umoya Energy) developed the Hopefield Wind Farm which was selected as preferred bidder in Round 1 of REIPPP in December 2011. The project consists of 37 turbines with a total capacity of 66.6 MW and is located close to the town of Hopefield in the Western Cape. Umoya Energy is headquartered in Cape Town, 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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