Gibson Bay is an 111MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Eastern 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2017. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Enel Green Power South Africa and Red Cap Energy. The project is currently owned by Enel Green Power South Africa with a stake of 60%.

The project generates 420GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 131,000 households, offsetting 383,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $228.97m.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the project site are 91m high.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in May 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, starting from 2017.

Contractors involved

Nordex Energy South Africa RF was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Nordex was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 37 units of N117/3000 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Nordex is the O&M contractor for the wind power project.

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About Red Cap Energy

Red Cap Energy (Pty) Ltd (Red Cap Energy) is a renewable energy company that develops a portfolio of wind energy projects. The company's development services include project finance, site engineering, stakeholder engagement, land acquisition, and overseeing plant construction and operation services. It also develops wind energy projects such as Kouga Wind Farm, De Beers, and Gibson Bay Wind Farm. Red Cap Energy develops projects in partnership with landowners, the local community, environmental groups, and public stakeholders. The company has its operations in Port Elizabeth Cape Town, South Africa. Red Cap Energy is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.


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