Press Release:

Vestas wins 144 MW order in South Africa

News release from Vestas Mediterranean
Madrid, 28 June 2024

Renewable energy producer African Clean Energy Developments (ACED) has placed a 144 MW order for the Umsinde Emoyeni wind farm, to be located in Western Cape, South Africa. The contract includes the supply and installation of 32 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Sam Cook, ACED’s Project Manager for procurement and construction, highlights, “ACED and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) have a relationship with Vestas which goes back to the beginning of the wind energy industry in South Africa, in 2011. We are very pleased to be placing yet another order with Vestas, in service of our offtaker Sibanye Stillwater, our shareholders and the communities around our project.

“I would like to thank ACED for the trust placed in Vestas’ 4 MW platform. We expect our V163-4.5 MW wind turbine to help our customer realise stable energy output and reach the business case certainty they need for their project. We are also convinced that Vestas’ technology can play a key role in achieving a more reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy mix in South Africa”, says Novani Ganess-Johnson, Managing Director for Vestas in South Africa. 

Turbine delivery is expected by the first half of 2025 and commissioning is planned for the first half of 2026.

Vestas leads the South African wind power market with over 1.5 GW capacity either installed or under construction.

For more information, please contact:
Andrés Domínguez
Communications Specialist
Vestas Mediterranean, Africa & Middle East
M +34 649 29 4007

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 179 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 149 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 30,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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