Khobab is a 140.3MW 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 a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2017. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by AMDA energia, Lekela Power and Mainstream Renewable Power. Lekela Power, Revego Africa Energy, Thebe Investment and Futuregrowth Asset Management are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 40%, 15%, 10% and 5% respectively.

The project generates 563,500MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 170,000 households, offsetting 550,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 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. The contracted capacity is 140.3MW.

Contractors involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 61 units of SWT-2.3-108 turbines, each with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 10 years.

The wind power project consists of Tubular Steel towers supplied by GRI Towers South Africa. These towers are around 99.5m high.

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About Lekela Power

Lekela Power BV (Lekela), a subsidiary of Infinity Group International Ltd., operates as a renewable power generation company. The company constructs, develops, owns, and operates wind and solar assets. It provides services such as project development, project management, repair and maintenance, and operation and maintenance of wind and solar plants. Lekela project portfolio includes Noupoort, Loeriesfontein 2, Khobab, Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye, Ayitepa, and others. It serves government, utilities and large-scale industrial projects. governments, utilities, and large-scale industrial projects. It operates wind and solar projects in Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, and Senegal. Lekela is headquartered in Amsterdam, Aruba, the Netherlands.

About Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (Mainstream) is the renewable energy developer. The company carries out the development, finance, construction, and operation of large-scale renewable energy plants. It also develops and builds onshore, and offshore wind and solar power plants. Mainstream sold its projects to global utilities such as EDF Group and Orsted, and infrastructure funds, pension funds, and global brands. It has partnership with governments, developers, communities and financers. The company operates through its offices across Ireland, Australia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Canada, Egypt, England, Scotland, Ghana, Senegal, the US, Chile and South Africa, among others. Mainstream is headquartered in Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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