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Vestas wins major wind order in South Africa

Turbine delivery and commissioning are expected by 2024. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Red Rocket, an independent power producer, has placed a 373MW order for the Brandvalley, Rietkloof and Wolf wind parks to be located in Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa

The contract scope includes the supply and installation of 64 V150-4.5MW wind turbines, 12 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines and five V162-6.2 MW Enventus wind turbines. 

Red Rocket’s CEO, Matteo Brambilla, commented, “Red Rocket has been investing and supporting South Africa’s electricity crisis for more than a decade and with a portfolio of more than 1,000MW of wind, hydro and solar projects under development, in construction or in operation in the country, we are delighted to continue making a significant contribution to South Africa and the rest of the continent.”

Vestas sales & business development senior director, Malte Meyer, added, “I would like to thank Red Rocket for the trust they have placed in Vestas’ latest evolution of technology. With three different wind turbine variants across platforms this order showcases that we are able to enhance the customer business case through optimising the layout on each wind project site with Vestas’ flexible and diverse product portfolio. We firmly believe that our partnership can make a significant contribution to a more reliable, affordable and sustainable energy mix in South Africa.”