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DoE – Golden Valley Wind Farm 120 MW – Eastern Cape - Project Profile

DoE – Golden Valley Wind Farm 120 MW – Eastern Cape - Project Profile

Synopsis

"DoE – Golden Valley Wind Farm 120 MW – Eastern Cape - Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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Summary

The Department of Energy, South Africa (DoE), is planning to undertake the construction of a wind farm project near Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The project involves the construction of a 120MW wind farm on 10,000ha of land.

It includes the assembling of a substation, installation of 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent magnetic wind turbines and generators, and laying of transmission lines. It also includes the construction of access roads, a control building and related facilities.

EOH Coastal & Environmental Services has been appointed to prepare an Environmental Management Programme (EMP) for the project.

On April 5, 2011, the Department of Environmental Affairs approved the Final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report.

DoE received project site and power line consent from the South African Civil Aviation Authority on October 14, 2011 and July 11, 2013 respectively.

DoE has received Rezoning approval from the Blue Crane Route Municipality.

In July 2014, DoE issued request for proposals (RfP) under the REIPPP Procurement programme for companies to develop the project with a submission deadline as August 18, 2014.

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as technical consultant.

On April 16, 2015, BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd (BioTherm) was granted preferential bidder status for the project and received exclusive development rights, as well as priority for power-purchase agreement negotiations with Eskom, an electricity public utility in South Africa.

In April 2015, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology was appointed as EPC contractor by BioTherm. The scope of work is to deliver 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent magnetic wind turbines and to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works.

On April 23, 2015, DoE submitted an application to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA).

The project is being funded 100% by the SPV.

The Department of Environmental Affairs dismiss the appeal regarding environment issues against the project.

Scope

The Golden Valley project involves the construction of a 120MW wind farm on 10,000ha of land near Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The US$300 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a control building

2. Construction of access roads

3. Construction of related facilities

4. Assembling of a substation

5. Installation of 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent magnetic wind turbines

6. Installation of generators

7. Laying of transmission lines

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1.Key Statistics
2.Key Dates
3.Sector
4.Operating metrics
5.Tender Information
6.Scope
7.Description
8.Latest update
9.Background
10.Key Contacts
11.General News, Project News
12.Appendix

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