Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility is a 54.4MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Western Cape, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in May 2014. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by BioTherm Energy, Group Five, Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion SAU, Klipheuwel-Dassiefontein Wind Energy Facility (RF) and Sinovel Wind Group. BioTherm Energy, Globeleq South Africa Management Services, Others and TerraForm Global are currently owning the project.

Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility II) consists of 7 turbines.

The Tubular Steel structure to be installed at the Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility I), site are expected to be 90m high.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in May 2014.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility I) will be sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years, starting from 2014.

Contractors involved

Group Five, Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion SAU and Sinovel Wind Group are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility I).

Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility I) will be equipped with Sinovel Wind Group SL3000/113 turbines. The phase consists of 9 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

BioTherm Operations and Maintenance is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility I). The operation and maintenance contract tenure will likely be commencing from 2014, for a period of 5 years.

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About BioTherm Energy

BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd (BioTherm) is a renewable energy company that generates electric power from wind and solar projects. It offers various stages of development maturity across the wind and solar resources. It offers services such as investments and monetization of carbon credits. BioTherm’s projects include Aries solar photovoltaic, Klipheuwel wind, Konkoonsies solar photovoltaic, Dassiesklip wind energy facility and PetroSA biogas. The company’s projects are located in Northern Cape Province and Western Cape Province. It also operates and maintains a MethCap plant that generates electricity from biogas waste. The company works with governments, local partners and industry associations. BioTherm is headquartered in Fourways, South Africa.

About Group Five

Group Five Ltd (Group Five) is an integrated infrastructure construction service company. Group Five carries out civil engineering contracts, industrial services contracts and engineering project contracts and offers engineering, procurement and construction services. The company also operates concessions and transport public–private partnership projects; and develops, acquires and manages A-grade property assets in South Africa. The company manufactures fiber cement and steel products. It offers services from feasibility, front end design, project management to execution. It serves mining, industrial, power, oil and gas, water, real estate and transport sectors. It has operations in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Group Five is headquartered in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2019 and delisted from Johannesburg Stock Exchange in May 2020.

About Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion SAU

Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion SAU (Iberdrola Ingenieria), a subsidiary of Iberdrola SA, is an engineering and construction services provider. It provides a wide range of services such as project management, turnkey projects, construction and start-up, engineering, supply, and operational support. Iberdrola Ingenieria offers its services to the nuclear, network, generation and renewables sectors. It also offers services in the business areas of thermal power, wind energy, solar energy, hydropower, nuclear generation, transmission and distribution, and others. It also provides other services and products such as control and regulation, telecommunications and smart grids, remote control, renewable operation and environmental engineering. The company has a presence in various countries across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East and Africa. The company is headquartered in Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.

About Sinovel Wind Group

Sinovel Wind Group Co Ltd (Sinovel) is a provider of equipment and services in renewable energy field. The company designs, manufactures, develops and commercializes large-scale onshore, offshore and intertidal wind turbines. It also provides a wide range of services which includes maintenance, reporting, technical support, turbine monitoring, project management, on-site commissioning, consulting, technical training and wind turbines testing services. Sinovel also supplies spare parts for wind turbine operations. The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Sinovel is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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