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61

turbines to be installed and connected to the grid

152m

height of wind turbines

end 2017

Construction to be completed

120 000

homes to be powered
Wind Turbine Facts
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Construction process

Road Construction

Road Construction

To facilitate the delivery of turbines, access roads are constructed to each turbine location. In total 33,9 kilometres of road will be constructed.

Foundation construction

Foundation construction

Each wind turbine foundation is 19m in diametre and made of concrete and steel and placed below ground level. Each base uses over 60 truck loads of concrete.

Cabling

Cabling

The cables that will bring the power from each wind turbine to the substation, will be buried underground.

Substation construction

Substation construction

All the cables meet at the substation where the electricity is transmitted onto transmission line.

Wind turbine delivery

Wind turbine delivery

The wind turbine towers for Khobab Wind Farm will travel along the N1 from Atlantis near Cape Town, where they are manufactured to the site.

The blades and nacelles will come from overseas through a nearby port and will then be transported by road to the wind farm. Delivery of turbines is due to commence in November 2016

Wind turbine parts laid down

Wind turbine parts laid down

On delivery, the turbine parts are laid down alongside the respective foundations ready for erection by crane.

Wind turbine erection

Wind turbine erection

It takes two cranes working together to build each turbine.

Completion

Completion

Once the turbine is built it is commissioned and tested and then put into operation.

Operation

Operation

Once the wind farm construction is complete, the project will operate for 20 years.

61

turbines to be installed and connected to the grid

152m

height of wind turbines

end 2017

Construction to be completed

120 000

homes to be powered
Wind Turbine Facts
FAQs