- Source: GOLDWIND
On August 23, 2019, the first Goldwind wind turbine was installed for the Excelsior project in South Africa, the rainbow nation and the southernmost country on the African continent.
Excelsior wind farm is located near the town of Swellendam in the Western Cape, and part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) of South African government. It features a nameplate capacity of 32.5 MW and 13 units of Goldwind 2.5 MW wind turbines. Goldwind Africa, the subsidiary of Goldwind, is responsible for the EPC solution. The project is expected to finish and connect to the grid in February 2020. Upon completion, it will deliver 120 GWh green electricity to South Africa’s electric power system each year. To pursue management localization, Goldwind will provide training to local technicians during the construction and O&M, and hand over most of the work to local technical teams after one or two years of the project operation. At present, Goldwind are working with South Africa Renewable Energy Technical Education Center (SARETEC), the specialized training agency of new energy in South Africa, to offer scholarship program for the staff’s wind power training.
Goldwind Africa has also been supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa by increasing their management ability and operational efficiency. As the pioneer in China’s wind power industry, Goldwind is committed to innovating for a brighter tomorrow. Over the past 21 years, Goldwind keeps innovating and exploring to respond to the changing global market demand. Through internationalization of capital, market, technology and management, Goldwind is becoming a comprehensive solution provider of clean energy, energy conservation, and environmental protection globally. In the future, Goldwind will continue to collaborate with global partners to deliver green energy around the world.