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    Gouda Wind Farm

    130 MW wind farm with 46 AW100/3000 wind turbines.

    Gouda is the first wind farm installed by ACCIONA Energía in South Africa. Connected to the grid in 2015, it is equipped with 46 3-MW ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines mounted on concrete towers, with a hub height of 100 metres. Located in Drakenstein, approximately 100 km northeast of Cape Town, it can produce clean energy to cover the consumption of some 200,000 South African homes.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
    Power
    138 MW
    Wind Turbine
    ACCIONA Windpower AW100/3000
    Tower
    Concrete, hub height: 100 m
    Commissioning
    2015
    Ownership
    ACCIONA Energía (51%); Aveng (29%); Others (20%)

    Highlights

    • First ACCIONA Energía wind farm in South Africa.
    • Estimated annual production of 423 GWh
    • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 200,000 homes.
    • 404 million tonnes of CO2 emissions prevented every year by coal-fired power plants.
    • Concrete tower with segments cast next to the site.
    • Average of 400 jobs (with peaks of up to 800) created during the construction phase.

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