EDF Renewables [South Africa], formally “InnoWind”, is a locally based fully integrated independent power producer that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates commercial renewable energy generation facilities.
BioTherm Energy (Pty) Limited is one of South Africa’s leading renewable energy developers. As one of South Africa’s first independent power producer (IPP), BioTherm has embarked on delivering clean, renewable energy to South Africa with a series of wind and solar farms in the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces.
Mainstream SA ‘s core business is to deliver the highest quality wind and solar plant to the market and to create long term sustainable value for South Africa. The company is actively developing over 50000 MW of wind and solar projects across South Africa. Mainstream SA was formed in 2009 when Genesis Eco-Energy, a local SA developer who has been developing projects and promoting renewable energy in SA since 2002 formed a joint venture with Mainstream Renewable Power based in Dublin. Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading global renewable energy developer with a total portfolio of 15 000 MW of wind and solar projects across 8 countries.
In December 2011, a consortium led by Mainstream SA was awarded preferred bidder status by the Dept of Energy to deliver 138 MW of wind energy and 100 MW of solar PV into commercial operation by 2014.
Arup is an independent, global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Globally we comprise 11,000 staff, located in more than 90 offices, working in 38 countries and have an annual turnover in excess of $1bn. In Africa, we have over 700 staff located in our South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana offices. We have provided engineering and technical advisory services associated with over 100GW of generation capacity across 20 countries.
We have extensive local and international wind energy experience across all project stages and are recognised as one of the leading consultants in the South African Renewable Energy Sector.
Arup are currently providing wind energy consultancy services in South Africa in partnership with ESB International.
ESB International (ESBi) is a leading engineering, strategy and project management consultancy that has been serving the global electricity sector for over 35 years. Owned by Ireland’s state electricity utility ESB, we have extensive experience in the turnkey development, construction and operation of wind energy facilities worldwide.
ESBI have the experience and track record in wind (20yr, 400MW constructed, 35 projects, 2000MW DD), the unique insight as an International Engineering Consultancy which is part of the Irish Energy Utility
Utility background (Programme/ Portfolio Delivery)
Asset owner and developer (BOO Build Own Operate)
Mandate to develop a market share of wind engineering services in SA supported by our SA office and Irish base (1000 staff/550 engineers)
Our combined experience and capability means we are able to provide a comprehensive and robust service to our clients at every stage of the wind project development process.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) acts as a central point ofentry into Stellenbosch University for the general field of renewable energy. One of the activities of the Centre is the The Centre for Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies which was established in 2006 and is currently funded by the Department of Science andTechnology (DST) and the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute. The hub of the Programme is in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University in collaboration with other departments and institutes within the University structure, as well as the Sustainability Institute (SI), which is based at Lynedoch outside Stellenbosch. The primary objective of the Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies is to train scientists and engineers who will have the required technical expertise to unlock the country¹s renewable energy resources by implementing appropriate technology for sustainable energy utilisation. The Centre contributes to the need to support the development of a vibrant renewable and sustainable energy (RSE) industry in South Africa through the training of engineers and scientists, providing fundamental and applied research support to industry, and identifying opportunities and priorities in renewable and sustainable energy. In so doing, the Programme also contributes to the coordination of the national postgraduate training and research efforts in RSE.
uwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd, the local subsidiary of the juwi Group, offers project development, EPC and O&M services and related solutions for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy. Our vision: 100% renewable energies. Our impetus: Work together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably. juwi is an experienced global player with a strong regional focus, and is a competent partner for sustainable energy generation. juwi globally has completed wind projects totalling approximately 770 wind turbines (approx. 1,600 MW) and has designed and constructed 1,500 solar power projects (approx. 1,400 MW).
Obelisk Energy is a service provider to the Wind Energy industry in South Africa, Ireland and the UK. In South Africa, the main service to date has been wind measurement delivered by Wind Measurement International, with involvement in over 40 different wind measurement sites in South Africa. As the industry develops in South Africa, Obelisk is developing other services for wind farms, including Wind Farm Communications, Operation and Maintenance and Wind Farm Health & Safety Services. Obelisk is a Level 2 BBBEE Contributor, and delivers its services with a 100% Local team and a high level of Local Content.
Eskom was established in South Africa in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission. In July 2002, it was converted into a public, limited liability company, wholly owned by government. Eskom is one of the top 20 utilities in the world by generation capacity (net maximum self-generated capacity: 41 194MW). Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom directly provides electricity to about 45% of all end-users in South Africa. The other 55% is resold by redistributors (including municipalities). Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to customers in the industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential sectors, and to redistributors. Eskom sells electricity directly to about 3 000 industrial customers, 1 000 mining customers, 49 000 commercial customers, 84 000 agricultural customers and more than four million residential customers (of whom the majority are pre-paid customers). Most of the sales are in South Africa, with other southern African countries accounting for a small percentage.
African Clean Energy Developments (Pty) Limited (“ACED”) is a South African registered company dedicated to the development of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The business, with dedicated staff members based in Cape Town, has been in operation for over 5 years. ACED has made significant progress in establishing a platform for the development of renewable energy assets in South Africa over the long term and its portfolio is in excess of 1,500MW of wind and solar projects.
In just over a decade, Goldwind has become a big five global wind turbine manufacturer with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Americas – and now Africa. As the leader in Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbine technology, Goldwind is a full service provider that delivers wind energy solutions with lower costs, less downtime, and better grid connectivity for proven increased efficiency.
Established in 1999, 3E is an independent consultancy service and software product company. We provide solutions to improve renewable energy system performance, optimize energy consumption and facilitate grid and market interaction. 3E guides customers towards high standard economically optimized solutions in wind energy, solar energy, sustainable building and site optimization, power infrastructure and energy markets. At the crossroads between research and the market, we pursue the latest innovations to provide leading energy intelligence and practical solutions to our customers. The company is certified ISO 9001:2008 since early 2010 and is focused on providing reliable and trusted results in all its activities. 3E has worked on projects in more than 30 countries and operates with an international team of over 100 experts from its headquarters in Brussels and offices in Toulouse, Beijing, Istanbul and Cape Town.
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
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In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 3,000 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other.
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Umoya Energy has developed the Hopefield Wind Farm which was selected as preferred bidder in Round 1 of REIPPP in December 2011. The project will consist of 37 turbines with a total capacity of 66.6MW and is located close to the town of Hopefield in the Western Cape. Umoya Energy was established by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”). AIIM is the manager and advisor of a group of niche funds designed to invest long-term institutional equity in African projects, such as airports, roads, ports, pipelines, power generation, renewable energy and communication infrastructure.
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering consultancy with over 14,000 staff. We have 4 offices in South Africa alone. Our dedicated renewables engineering team consists of a wide resource pool of expertise, covering all aspects of the development process. We are able to provide a one-stop-shop for developers. We are able to offer a one-stop-shop for developers – from pre-feasibility through to EPC and O&M contracts. We also have a locally-based environment team experienced at carrying out ESIA s for all types of renewables developments. For financiers we offer a full Lenders Engineers Service.
Cennergi (Pty) Ltd., is a 50:50 joint venture between South African-based diversified resources company Exxaro Resources Limited (Exxaro) and The Tata Power Company Limited (Tata Power), of India, through its subsidiary Khopoli Investments Limited.
Cennergi is based in South Africa and will focus on the, development, ownership, operation, maintenance, acquisition and management of electricity generation assets in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The initial project pipeline focuses on renewable energy projects in South Africa and Cennergi’ s strategy is to create a balanced portfolio of diverse generation assets.
Under the brand name Nordex we offer powerful wind turbines for almost all geographic regions across the globe. With the serial produced multi-megawatt wind turbines Nordex N90, N100 and N117, Nordex is able to offer high-efficiency wind turbines for onshore use. For the rapidly developing chinese market and the asian-pacific region we offer the powerful megawatt turbines Nordex N77, N90, N100 and N82. As developers and manufacturers of wind turbines, we concentrate on our core competencies. In addition to the overall technical design, our know-how also lies in the development of rotor blades with a length of more than 58 metres and in the integrated electrical and control technology for wind turbines. These are the driving factors behind the development of more efficient and thus more economical machines – which is to the advantage of the environment and of our customers.
The Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) has represented the local copper industry in southern Africa since 1962 and now promotes copper usage throughout Africa. The CDAA’s head office is based in Johannesburg and, on behalf of its members, the organisation is committed to advancing and expanding the use of copper and copper alloys throughout Africa. The CDAA, through continuous projects and trials, facilitates the adoption of downstream products, and the uses and benefits of copper across a plethora of industries.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in more than 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 56 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at http://www.vestas.com.
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) leads in the provision and accreditation of RE training and education in South Africa. The centre is located on the Bellville campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Please contact Howard Fawkes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.