Vestas, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has announced independent power producer Red Rocket has placed an order of 108 megawatts (MW) for the Witberg Wind Farm, set to be situated in the scenic Western Cape region of South Africa.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
The substantial contract awarded to Vestas encompasses the supply and installation of 24 cutting-edge V136-4.5 MW wind turbines. Additionally, it includes a significant 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) agreement, emphasizing a long-term commitment to optimizing performance and efficiency.
“This project will mark the largest private wind farm endeavor undertaken in South Africa to date. Its impact will be pivotal in reshaping South Africa’s energy landscape. Sibanye Stillwater stands as the private off-taker for this venture,” Matteo Brambilla, CEO of Red Rocket, said.
“Anticipate wind turbine delivery in the latter half of 2024, with commissioning slated for the initial quarter of 2025,” Novani Ganess-Johnson, Managing Director at Vestas, said.
Vestas’ distinguished position in the South African wind power market is underscored by its substantial presence, boasting over 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of both installed and under-construction capacity.