With 20+ years experiences from 1998, and more than 44GM of wind turbines installed globally, Goldwind is the largest OEM of wind turbine in China and a globally leading provider of comprehensive wind power solutions.
28,500+ Units: Over 28,500 WTGs installed globally (including 24,000 PMDD units)
11.45 Billion: Over USD 11.45 billion in total asset (USD100≈RMB635)
2 IPOs: Shenzhen A-share: 002202; Hong Kong H-share: 2208
8,000+ Employees: 8,000 employees worldwide, including 2,000 R&D staff and technicians
Top3 Globally: One of the top three 2017 global wind-turbine makers (Source: FTI)
1st in China: China’s leader in wind turbine maker in 2017(Source: CWEA)
2018, the 120MW Golden Valley and 32.5MW Excelsior wind farm in RSA are going to be constructed and use 61 units GW121/2.5MW turbines
The Nordex Group
The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore segment has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 5000 employees worldwide for more than 30 years. As one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Acciona Windpower and Nordex brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions.
The focus is on turbines in the 3 to 5MW+ class, and the Group’s comprehensive product portfolio offers individual solutions both for markets with limited space and for regions with limited grid capacities. The Nordex Group can also implement wind farms as part of different project types: from simply selling the equipment, to turnkey projects and complete wind farm development, including the associated project development in certain markets. A global service network, with some 280 service points throughout 30 countries, delivers service quickly to keep our systems running smoothly.
The Group covers the needs of all customer segments within the global wind market, from large energy suppliers, to SMEs operating power plants. Nordex Group systems currently deliver more than 25 GW of sustainable energy each year and can be found in more than 80% of the world’s energy market (excluding China).
As the energy transition continues, electricity from renewable energy sources is gaining in importance, while the focus turns to how much it costs to generate this electricity (cost of energy: COE). The Nordex Group is meeting this challenge by developing even more efficient turbines, taking into account how energy is used across the board and offering cost-effective project management across the entire life cycle of a wind farm. The group’s COE programme actively promotes the expansion of alternative energies worldwide.
The South African office is located in Cape Town.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
With almost 40 years of experience and over 90 GW installed across the globe, 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.
South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC)
The SARETEC is a state-of-the-art wind training facility located in Cape Town, and 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), Basic Technical Training (BTT) Advance Rescue Training (ART) and Enhanced First Aid (EFA) training. In partnership with the Energy Climate Academy in Denmark it offers a suite of ‘balance of plant’ short course training offering.
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Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a South African state-owned enterprise and a leading development finance institution working across the African continent. Established in 1983, its primary purpose is to promote economic and social development as well as regional integration through infrastructure investment and development.
An official event of the South African Wind Energy Association association with Global Wind Energy Council