Inauguration of Jeffrey’s Bay wind farm, which is located between Jeffrey’s Bay and Humansdorp towns in South Africa, took place recently, making it one of Africa’s biggest wind farms.
The 138 MW wind farm was built by Globeleq, a British company, and is bigger than Ashegoda in Ethiopia, which is 120MW.
Container World supplied MultiHouse® Office Units, to the main contractor, who had been tasked with building the roads on the wind farm required for the installation and maintenance of the massive wind turbines.
Jeffrey’s wind farm cost R3bn (approx US$ 0.28bn) and has sixty 80 meter high turbines and spreads over in 3700 hectares of land. It will help supply clean renewable energy to over 100 000 homes annually. This will help cut down on the annual production of 420 000 tons of carbon monoxide in the country.
According to Globeleq, over 700 people worked on the wind farm during the whole construction process, and 45 per cent of these individuals came from the local community.
Globeleq Power Company also noted that operational revenues from Jeffrey’s will be reinvested in the local community. The revenue will be used for socio-economic programmes and enterprise development.
Other shareholders in the consortium include Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power, South Africa’s Enzani Technologies and Usizo Engineering, Thebe Investment Corporation and local trusts.
Operation and commercial aspects of the firm will be managed by Globeleq through its South African Subsidiary.
Container World is proud to have been a part of this wonderful initiative to supply clean power to the citizens of our beautiful country.