November 27 (Renewables Now) - Mainstream Renewable Power has erected almost 40% of the turbines for the Perdekraal East project in South Africa and will take a month-long break before continuing to work on the 110-MW wind farm.
The Irish renewable energy developer said Wednesday that the main power transformer had been installed at its distribution substation and all civil works had been completed.
The construction will resume in mid-January and Mainstream expects to receive the last batch of wind turbine components in early February.
The last of the 48 wind turbines is scheduled to be installed by early April, while the wind farm could be energised later that month.
Commercial operation date is confirmed for end-July 2020, Mainstream said.
The Perdekraal East wind project is located on 3,055 hectares (7549.1 acres) of land to the northeast of Ceres in the Western Cape.