Nordex SA

Nordex will supply 37 N117/3000 turbines for the facility, being developed by an unidentified developer in the south of the country.

The facility is believed to be Enel Green Power’s Gibson Bay wind project, reports ReNews.

The project will be the first to have Generation Delta turbine installations.

Once installed, the turbines are expected to produce 424GWh of wind power which can raise the wind farm’s capacity by over 43%.

The German firm has won the bidding for the project through its local subsidiary Nordex Energy South Africa.

Nordex management board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard said: "The establishment of a local company in 2012 marked an important strategic step forward in our efforts to position ourselves in the emerging South African market. In this way, we are able to handle local projects more swiftly and competently."

Nordex Energy South Africa had also won three more projects in the first round of bidding in the country, including the 100MW Dorper project, 80MW Kouga project and 134.4MW Amakhala project.

The four projects together increase the capacity of the power equipment manufacturer by 425.4MW, which accounts for 20% of the total 1,983MW distributed by the country through three auctions.

Image: Nordex wins 111MW turbine delivery order for wind project in South Africa. Photo: courtesy of Nordex SE.