De Aar Wind Farm is a 244.5MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Northern 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 multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2017. Buy the profile here.

Description

The project is developed by China Longyuan Power Group and Mulilo Renewable Energy. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project generates 644,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 85,000 households, offsetting 620,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The De Aar Wind Farm (De Aar Phase II), has 80m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in November 2017.

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

Longyuan Engineering South Africa was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

De Aar Wind Farm (De Aar Phase I) is equipped with Guodian United Power Technology UP86/1500 turbines. The phase consists of 67 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

De Aar Wind Farm (De Aar Phase II) is equipped with Guodian United Power Technology turbines. The phase consists of 96 turbines, each with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

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About China Longyuan Power Group

China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd (CLPGC), a subsidiary of China Energy Investment Corporation Ltd designs, develops, constructs, manages and operates wind farms. It generates and sells electricity to the local grid companies. The company operates power projects such as thermal, solar, tidal, biomass and geothermal. It offers consultation, repair, maintenance and training services to wind farms and various renewable power plants. CLPGC also undertakes the development of offshore wind power and wind power at high altitudes and low wind speed area. In addition, the company develops the carbon credits generated by its renewable energy projects. It has operations across China, Canada, and South Africa. CLPGC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Mulilo Renewable Energy

Mulilo Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd (MRE) is a developer of renewable energy projects. The company develops wind and solar PV technologies and builds, owns and operates large scale renewable projects in South Africa. It also offers asset management services, economic development advisory services and customized energy solutions to commercial and industrial clients. The company’s projects include Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska, Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV, Longyuan Mulilo De AAR, Mulilo Prieska PV and others. It works in partnership with various energy organizations to develop novel projects. MRE is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

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