S. African Wind Farms Received Main Transformers

S. African Wind Farms Received Main Transformers
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Mainstream Renewable Energy’s joint venture Lekela Power has delivered the main transformers to the 140MW Loeriesfontein and 140MW Khobab wind farms in South Africa, ReNews informed.

The 160MvA transformers will be housed in the substations, from where all the generated power is transferred to the electricity grid, reported ESI Africa.  The transformers were transported via road from Johannesburg to the sites of the two sister wind farms in Northern Cape, as the Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms are expected to be operational by December 2017.

Khobab Wind Farm’s Project Manager, Kevin Foster, explained: “These transformers are responsible for increasing the voltage from 33kV to 132KV, which is the voltage required to transfer power to Eskom’s national grid.” While, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm’s Project Manager, Leo Quinn, also commented: “We are pleased that construction is on track so far, in fact, we are ahead of schedule on a number of components.”

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Mariana holds a Journalism Bachelor Degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil. The Brazilian journalist has 4 years of experience on the MENA region's affairs and over a year of experience on the oil and gas industry.


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