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 (email@example.com) for further information.
The Kouga Wind Farm is an 80 MW wind farm comprising 32 Nordex 2.5 MW N90 turbines. The project is one of 28 Round 1 REIPPP projects project to be approved by the DoE. It is situated on 28 hectares of farmland between St Francis Bay and Oyster Bay and has been fully operational since March 2015. The wind farm’s primary areas of community economic development are Sea Vista and Umzamowethu.
With over 40 years of experience in industrial bolting technology, HYTORC is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic torque wrenches.
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Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. With an office network extending across 26 countries, Aurecon has been involved in projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas and employs around 7 500 people throughout 11 industry groups. Aurecon has been a leader in the renewable energy field for more than 10 years with clients benefitting from our technical expertise and advisory services in wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy technologies.
Aurecon has a local team with extensive involvement in South Africa’s REIPP procurement programme, including development services from wind farm design and resource assessments, environmental impact assessments and permitting through to detailed balance of plant design, grid connection support, financing and construction supervision. With a strong local team, backed by international experts, Aurecon is well positioned to deliver the full range of technical and advisory services required for successful development and implementation of wind energy projects.
In addition to local projects, Aurecon is also advising on a number of wind initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa with established offices in many of African countries.
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 200 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. ENSafrica is an independent law firm with fully integrated offices across Southern, West and East Africa and Mauritius. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for our clients” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ pricing structures. ENSafrica houses the single largest integrated African team of commercially focused specialist environmental lawyers. This capacity, which enables the firm to undertake a multifaceted array of environmental and regulatory compliance work across numerous African jurisdictions, sets ENSafrica apart from other firms. The environmental team also works closely with the firm’s other market-leading areas of expertise, including project development and project finance, and oil and gas.