Since the outbreak of COVID-19 this year, many countries have been deeply affected. South Africa is among the hardest hit. To guarantee local economic development and livelihood, the Government has gradually liberalized its economic restrictions and control levels under pressure.
In an effort to deliver green and clean energy to the South African grid in the future, the first wind turbine of Goldwind Excelsior Wind Farm was successfully connected to the grid last month. This project is a wind power project in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPPP) of the South African Government, with a design capacity of 32.5MW, using 13 suits of Goldwind 2.5MW PMDD smart wind turbines.
The project is located near Swellendam, Western Cape and will also create a large number of job opportunities for the local community, and makes contributions to the development of local business and living environment. Goldwind Africa is responsible for the overall engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project.
While working with the local government and people to fight against the pandemic, Goldwind Excelsior Project team has also overcome many difficulties. With fully carrying out epidemic prevention, they actively organized communications with the local grid and successfully achieved grid connection on time.
The second EPC project of Goldwind in South Africa is also under construction smoothly now and is planned to connect to the local grid in February 2021.