Mainstream 360MW wind wins in SA

Eddie O'Connor said quality was high in South Africa's Round 3

Eddie O'Connor said quality was high in South Africa's Round 3

Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) emerged as a big winner in the latest tender round of South Africa’s renewable energy programme after revealing it has secured 360MW of wind capacity.

MRP has been successful with three wind farms, according to a statement from the developer, which led a consortium bidding in the third round.

They are: The 140MW Khobab Wind Farm, the 140MW Loeriesfontein 2 project and the 80MW Noupoort development, all in the Northern Cape.

MRP said the three wind farms add up to a total investment of about 9bn rand ($912m), are expected to reach financial close next year and start construction “shortly thereafter”.

The success leaves MRP with not far short of half the 787MW of wind capacity handed letters of appointment by the Log in to read complete article.

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