July 15, 2014 - Iberdrola Ingeniería has completed the development of its first renewable energies project in South Africa, consisting of the construction of three major facilities: the Noblesfontein and Klipheuwel wind farms and the Jasper photovoltaic power plant.
The two wind farms and the photovoltaic power plant built by the subsidiary of Iberdrola in a consortium with South African firm Group Five have a combined capacity of 200MW, enough to supply electricity to some 150,000 South African homes and avoid the emission of about 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Iberdrola Ingeniería is close to completing another major project, the Jasper photovoltaic power plant, which at 96MW is the largest in Africa. The Company and Group Five have been working on this project after being selected by the Jasper Power Company and signing a contract valued at €121 million.
The tender procedure for this project was launched during Round 2 of the South African renewables programme. It was carried out in a desert area with extreme temperatures and involved the installation of over 325,000 modules. This project is located in Northern Cape province in a remote, semi-desert location. It covers a surface area equivalent to 205 football pitches.