Cape West Coast is a 94MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Western Cape, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2015. Buy the profile here.
The project was developed by Aurora Wind Power and Windlab. Engie, Investec Bank and Kagiso Tiso Holdings are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 43%, 34.5% and 20% respectively.
The project generates 293.4GWh electricity thereby offsetting 280,754t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $246.4m.
The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 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.
Vestas Southern Africa was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.
Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 47 units of V90-2.0 MW turbines, each with 2MW nameplate capacity.
Vestas Southern Africa is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 15 years.
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Windlab Pty Ltd (Windlab) is a renewable energy development company. It was established to commercialise atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology, developed by Australia’s CSIRO. The company owns and utilises the proprietary technology to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate quality wind farm sites, reducing the risk and uncertainty associated with wind development. Windlab has portfolio of wind farm development sites across Southern Africa, Oceania, and North America. These projects are either currently in operating or under construction, which includes Upper Burdekin, Burrawong, Collgar, Oaklands Hill, Amakhala Emoyeni, Bull Creek, Verdigre and others. The company also manages wind farms, solar farms, and hybrid renewable energy assets. Windlab is headquartered in Canberra, Australia.