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Ayitepa Wind Farm Completes Refurbishment of Three Local Schools

  The Ayitpea Wind Farm project in Ghana has completed the refurbishment of three local schools as part of its Community Investment Plan. The schools, which were selected by the local government based on their individual needs, are located close to the project site and collectively educate more than 300 pupils. Photograph shows from left […]

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LOERIESFONTEIN WIND FARMS LAUNCH REMEDIAL TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAMME

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries of two foundation phase teachers at Loeriesfontein Primary School for a 3 year period. The need for additional teachers […]

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LOERIESFONTEIN WIND FARM CELEBRATES ALL TURBINES IN PLACE

LOERIESFONTEIN WIND FARM CELEBRATES ALL TURBINES IN PLACE Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations as well as having achieved over 1,25 million hours without a single lost-time-incident, on the 1 March 2017. “This is a hugely significant health and safety construction milestone for one of the country’s largest […]

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OPIC and Lekela Power Sign Commitment for 158 Megawatt Wind Farm in Senegal

  New York, N.Y. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Lekela Power today signed a commitment, while on the side-lines of the U.S. – African Business Forum in New York City, for the development, construction and operation of a 158 megawatt wind farm in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal. […]

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LOERIESFONTEIN WIND FARM LIFTS FIRST WIND TURBINE

Lekela announces that the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has completed the lifting of the first of its 61 wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construction of the wind farm, with the next major construction milestone being the arrival of the main transformer and the energisation of the substation. This ZAR3.5 billion Wind Farm […]

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NOUPOORT WIND FARM – FIRST ROUND 3 REIPPP WIND FARM TO REACH COD

Noupoort Wind Farm has achieved its Commercial Operations Date (COD) on schedule and on budget, making it the first wind farm to successfully achieve operation as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). All 35 turbines of this ZAR1.9billion, 80MW wind farm, have been commissioned and connected […]

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KHOBAB WIND FARM STRIVES FOR INDUSTRY FIRST

Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of its first foundation pour on 30 June 2016. The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, one of the world’s lowest carbon wind farm foundation footprints, making use of the same formulation that its sister farm, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, successfully used in the completion of […]

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