Construction has started on two large scale wind farms in the Northern and Western Cape.

The projects, which amount to R6.6 billion, are being constructed by Concor Infrastructure in a consortium with Conco on behalf of global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power.

The 140 MW Kangnas wind farm is situated 52 km east of Springbok in the Northern Cape while the 110 MW Perdekraal East wind farm is about 80 km northeast of Ceres in the Western Cape. The wind farms are expected to begin commercial operation in 2020.

Eric Wisse, managing director of Concor Infrastructure, says the company is well positioned to undertake these two major projects with its depth of experience and expertise. He points to the successful completion of the Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms in 2017 and prior to that the Jeffreys Bay and Noupoort Wind Farms.

“Concor Infrastructure has an established reference base that speaks to our capability and responsiveness, which enables us to deliver complex projects on schedule, within budget, and most importantly safely,” he says.