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Khobab stands tall in S Africa

All 61 2.3MW Siemens Gamesa turbines erected at Lekela Power project

Khobab stands tall in S Africa image

The developers of the 140MW Khobab wind farm in South Africa have completed turbine installation ahead of schedule.

Installation of the 61 2.3MW Siemens Gamesa hardware started in March and was completed on 8 September.

The turbines stand 100 metres tall and have 53-metre blades.

Khobab was built by Lekela Power, which is a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power.

Lekela has also developed the nearby 140MW Loeriesfontein wind farm.

Mainstream Renewable Power country construction manager Kevin Foster said: “This is a hugely significant health and safety construction milestone for two of the country’s largest wind farms that collectively comprise of 122 wind turbine generators and spanning a total of 6653 hectares.”

Image: the final turbine is lifted into place at Khobab (Mainstream Renewable Energy)

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