Mainstream completes foundations at 140-MW wind farm in South Africa

Mainstream Renewable Power said today the turbine foundations for the 140-MW Khobab wind farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape provice have been completed.  

The final of the 61 foundations was finished on December 5, ahead of the schedule, according to the announcement.

The Ireland-based renewables developer says that the foundations for the Khobab and its sister 140-MW Loeriesfontein wind farms are the greenest in the country as they use slag, a by-product from the iron industry, to replace 89% of the cement.

The Khobab farm is scheduled to be operational by December 2017. GRI will produce most of the turbine towers in Atlantis in the Western Cape.

The project is owned by a consortium led by Lekela Power, a 60/40 joint venture (JV) between private equity firm Actis and Mainstream.

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