Nordex / Acciona Windpower
Nordex and Acciona Windpower have joined their businesses, creating one of the leading
companies in the wind power industry. The group offers reliable and high efficient wind turbines for nearly all geographical regions across the globe.
The merger in South Africa has translated into a fully integrated organization of more than 60 people, capturing both companies’ proven experience together with a larger wind turbine portfolio, including Nordex and Acciona Windpower wind turbines.
Nordex and Acciona Windpower combined have 473 MW in operation and 111 MW in construction under South Africa’s REIPPPP. A very promising future is envisaged by bringing together Nordex’ highly qualified and experienced construction team with Acciona Windpower’s highly competitive AW3000 platform and Nordex’ new 3,6MW Delta generation wind turbines.
The company’s main competitive advantages relies on the use of locally manufactured concrete towers for its high performing turbines, along with full Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) capabilities sitting in the Cape Town office.
The group has installed more than 21 GW worldwide and has offices and subsidiaries in more than 25 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 4,800 employees.
Nordex Energy South Africa (RF) (PTY) Ltd.
Wembley Square 3, 2nd Floor
80 McKenzie Street
Gardens, Cape Town
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
With more than 35 years’ experience and a worldwide installed capacity of over 84.5 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a global technological leader in the wind industry with a presence in more than 70 countries. Its end-to-end value chain expertise encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. We strive to provide the best technological offer for each project, while driving down the LCoE to ensure long-term returns for customers.
Wind-Energy ENERCON South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
ENERCON products are known for their innovative technology, outstanding reliability and excellent returns on investment, worldwide. With its tried and tested drive system, constant technological sophistication and high quality standards, the company has been setting benchmarks in the wind energy industry for more than 30 years now. Currently, the product
catalogue includes turbines ranging from 800 kW to 4,200 kW. The German market leader has already installed more than 28,300 turbines worldwide with a total rated power of more than 48.0 gigawatts (03/2018). With praxis-oriented products and services in the field of integrated energy ENERCON continuously expands its business areas and strengthens its position as a system supplier for renewable energies.
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC)
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is a state-of-the-art training facility located in Cape Town, South Africa. An initiative of the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) and managed by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), SARETEC trains for a broad range of stakeholders in the African wind industry, which includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and Independent Service Providers (ISP’s).
SARETEC offers a South African qualification for Wind Turbine Service Technicians (WTST) and as a BZEE Academy network partner can provide a suite of wind training courses from this industry recognised German Academy. Both these internationally recognised certifications are offered fulltime or in a modular short course format. SARETEC is promoting its hybrid training offerings to support Wind Turbine Service Technician training in East and North Africa.
SARETEC is a certified Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training facility and offers the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT) training. In partnership with AltiTec (UK), SARETEC offers Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Repair Technician training for the wind and composite market.
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Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa has been awarded a total of 848 megawatts of wind and solar projects under the REIPPPP programme since the first round in 2011, making it the country’s most successful independent renewable energy developer. The company has already delivered five wind and solar PV plants into commercial operation under the programme, with a combined generation capacity of almost 600MW. A further two large-scale wind projects, totalling 250MW have entered the construction phase in June 2018 and are expected to become operational in 2020 – these projects represent an investment of approximately 6.6 billion Rand.