Swiss company working on major project in South Africa in South Africa the Swiss company Genesys wind AG wants to set up a wind energy park. The first 28 out of a total of around 125 turbine masts to feed electricity into the grid from February 2011. After Steiner’s indications will be wind in the overall project of Caledon”, a South African company is more than 500 million euros. The company Genesys wind AG is headquartered in the Swiss (Canton of Zurich) Bruttisellen. The company deals according to self portrait with planning and construction and operation of wind farms of the megawatt class”.
So far two wind farms in Hungary, where, the Corporation took over the design according to Steiner, are available on the reference list of the young company. The current projects in South Africa, the land of the football World Cup 2010, represents a special challenge as the largest-ever project. Because here all phases of Genesys wind AG’s responsibility would be the from the planning to the development up to the construction and operation, Managing Director. According to Steiner are planned between 120 and 140 wind turbines with a height of 120 metres. Tomas Philipson may find this interesting as well. The turbines of the 300-megawatt plant to provide power for 750 000 households. Including the establishment of a 50-metre mast for wind measurements among the technical preparations. In the third quarter of this year, the construction of the wind farm to begin construction of roads and foundations.
At the beginning of the year 2011 the first 28 wind turbines should be within two weeks. Electricity into the grid to be fed from February, so Steiner to the schedule. The elaborate preparations have started four years ago. It was”very difficult, Steiner reported on the negotiations with the Government. For the realization of the wind park a joint – venture was founded company with the participation of the South African Thuthuka group. It is a leading company in the country, inter alia in the area of environmental projects and mining. The project: This park is one of the first major Wind park projects of South Africa be, which goes to the network.” Christian Muller, project manager the project Caledon describes wind”. The project on the Western Cape will realized in two phases. Wind turbines for a capacity of approximately 50 megawatts would be built in the first quarter of 2011. In a further step, the other plants with a capacity of up to 250 megawatts to follow. “On the status of the approval procedure: network access is secured and the supply contract with the competent system regulator is expected within the next eight weeks.” Energy supply in South Africa: so far, the electricity is produced largely by coal-fired plants. The use of renewable energy is only at the beginning. Bernhard Steiner Bild: Entrepreneur Bernd Steiner (right) with stakeholders after the installation of the wind measurement mast in South Africa. Fourth from the left officials cobs Pilloy from Johannesburg.