September 26, 2022
Logistics, Project Logistics, Chartering, Renewables
Our latest green energy project of four wind farms in South Africa started in 2019 and was successfully accomplished this year. With the newly installed wind parks in Nxuba, Roggeveld, Garob and Copperton more than 2,000 GW of clean green energy is expected to be generated annually. This is of high importance for the region when looking at the status quo: The Global Wind Energy Council stated that in 2020, 515 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in South Africa, bringing total capacity in the region to 2,465 MW. Our 4 wind parks would contribute to approximately 20% of new wind power capacity in South Africa. In fact, according to a report published by the IFC Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential with South Africa being the number one market for new annual installations last year as well as for cumulative installations. We are overwhelmed by the great success of the project and its immense value for the region.
In the following the highlights of the project:
Green power capacity of the four wind parks:
“We are glad to have contributed to a successful construction process of all four wind farms. Especially during the outbreak of the Corona pandemic logistic processes were massively stressed. The project team was facing lockdown situations in several countries. All involved parties did a tremendous job to manage this situation in a best-case scenario,” states Dr.-Ing. Patric Drewes, Managing Director DREWES Logistics.
DREWES Logistics has been a specialized logistics service provider in wind and renewable energy for decades. Together with our partners we were able to contribute to a green future and bring South Africa one step further towards its National Development Plan with a vision for 2030 to transition the country to an environmentally sustainable, climate-change resilient, low-carbon economy and just society.