Enel has commenced the construction of the USD 446 million Karusa and Soetwater wind farm.
According to Enel Green Power, the construction of the wind farm is expected to run for 2 years and will be located at South Africa’s Karoo Hoogland District, Northern Cape province. In addition, the tools to be used for the construction of these wind farms will be of the highest standard. Among these state-of-the-art tools will be some digital platforms and software that will detect and support all the daily activity of the and control of the wind turbine on site.
“These processes and tools are aimed at enabling swifter, more accurate and reliable data collection, improving the quality of construction and facilitating communication between on-site and off-site teams,” said Enel.
Enel will hire local staff and contractors as a means of giving back to the citizens and pass the necessary technical-know-how to them in the process of the construction. The project will be backed by a 20 years power supply to South Africa’s Eskom, as agreed by the Government’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Program.
“We are showing the same determination when it comes to innovation and sustainability, as all of our plants are being built through state-of-the-art technology and sustainable construction practices, while creating local employment and income opportunities, Looking ahead, we are committed to further leverage on the wealth of renewable energy resources in this country, so we can continue to contribute to its sustainable development and to create shared value for our South African stakeholders” said Enel.
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