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January 5, 2022

Karoo I, South Africa

By Carmen

Karoo I is a 73.8MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Northern Cape, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 73.8 73.8 Active Northern Cape, South Africa Elawan Energy; Shanduka Group; South African Renewable Green Energy

Description

The project was developed by Elawan Energy, Shanduka Group and South African Renewable Green Energy. Elawan Energy, Gaia Infrastructure Capital, Shanduka Group and South African Renewable Green Energy are currently owning the project.

The project generates 221,400MWh of electricity. The project cost is $135.04m.

The project has 80m high towers.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in July 2014.

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. The contracted capacity is 73.8MW.

Contractors Involved

Group Five and Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion SAU were 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 41 units of V100-1.8 MW 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 Elawan Energy

Elawan Energy SL is a subsidiary of Corporacion Gestamp, is a provider of wind farms. The company develops, constructs and operates wind farms around the world. It is responsible for planning wind resource measurement and construction of wind farms. Elawan Energy’s construction and operation of wind farms includes evaluation and acquisition of site, legal and financial procedures, and construction of wind farms. The company’s project portfolio includes Punta Lima, Petersburg Wind Farm, Roth Rock, Flat Water (GWH), Serra Santana I, Serra Santana II, Serra Santana III, Serras-Lanchinha and Cabeco Preto I. The company’s wind towers are provided by the Gestamp Wind Steel. Elawan Energy is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

About Shanduka Group

Shanduka Group is a investment holding company. The company’s invests is sectors comprising of resources, financial services, property, energy, beverages and strategic investments.

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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