Pretoria, South Africa May 22, 2012 — Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has been chosen as supplier for three South African wind power projects.
Projects include a 107.63 MW project by France's EDF Energies Nouvelles, a 94 MW wind farm project of GDF Suez and its unit International Power as well as a 95.33 MW wind project by Cennergi Pty Ltd.
All five projects were given the go-ahead in South Africa's second bidding round for green energy capacity.
The Danish company and the project developers need to reach a financial close on the projects in six months. Vestas must agree and conclude the contracts for the supply of the turbines, service and maintenance and construction.
The two bidding rounds launched by the South African government, along with the future rounds, are in line with the country's plans to have 3,725 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2016 and to reduce its dependence on oil and natural gas.