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Gouda Wind Farm

130 MW wind farm with 46 AW100/3000 wind turbines.

Gouda is the first wind farm installed by ACCIONA in South Africa. Connected to the grid in 2015, it is equipped with 46 3-MW ACCIONA wind turbines mounted on concrete towers, with a hub height of 100 metres. Located in Drakenstein, approximately 100 km northeast of Cape Town, it can produce clean energy to cover the consumption of some 200,000 South African homes.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location
Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
Power
138 MW
Wind Turbine
ACCIONA Windpower AW100/3000
Tower
Concrete, hub height: 100 m
Commissioning
2015
Ownership
ACCIONA (51%); Aveng (29%); Others (20%)

Highlights

  • First ACCIONA wind farm in South Africa.
  • Estimated annual production of 423 GWh
  • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 200,000 homes.
  • 404 million tonnes of CO2 emissions prevented every year by coal-fired power plants.
  • Concrete tower with segments cast next to the site.
  • Average of 400 jobs (with peaks of up to 800) created during the construction phase.

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