Lekela trumpets turbine triumph
Component deliveries complete at 140MW Khobab wind farm
The final Siemens Gamesa turbine components have been delivered to the 140MW Khobab wind farm in South Africa.
Lead developer Mainstream Renewable Power said the final components for the 61 2.3MW hardware is at the project site having left the Port of Ngqura in late August.
Khobab will be completed later this year and is being built by Lekela Power which is a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream.
Mainstream said the milestone brings the curtain down on over 1000 deliveries to the project and the 140MW Loeriesfontein also being developed in South Africa by Lekela. All turbines are installed at Loeriesfontein.
“This massive logistical undertaking saw 1098 loads travel to site over a 16 month period,” said Mainstream country construction manager Kevin Foster
“The operation covered over 2.5m kilometres and moved an astounding 42,000 tonnes of wind turbine components.”
Image: earlier turbine deliveries to the Khobab project (Lekela)