Nojoli Wind Farm
Vanguard has been awarded a contract to assist with the Nojoli Wind Farm near Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape. The new wind farm will comprise 44 Vestas V100 2 MW wind turbine generators, giving the facility a total installed capacity of 88 MW. Vanguard’s transport and installation contract will run from January to May 2016 and involves discharging the vessel at the Port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth and storage at the port, specialised transportation of all components to site, and the erection of the 44 wind turbine generators.
Once operational, Nojoli Wind Farm could generate more than 275 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 86,000 South African households. This will therefore avoid the emission of more than 251,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
The wind farm is being constructed by Enel Green Power, which has about 740 plants operating in 15 countries in Europe, the Americas and Africa; EGP’s total installed capacity is 9,600 MW from a range of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass.