Vestas wins 108 MW order in South Africa for Witberg Wind Farm

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Red Rocket, an independent power producer in South Africa has already made a 108 MW order for the Witberg Wind Farm. The contract also covers orders for 24 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines, and a combination Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5K) agreement with an operation period of fifteen years.


Red Rocket also recently reaffirmed its position as one of Africa’s leading Independent Power Producers by reaching financial close on the Witberg Wind Farm in South Africa, a 108 MW facility located atop Table Mountain in the Western Cape. It is the largest private wind farm project ever built in South Africa, and it will play a substantial role for its country’s energy future. The private off-taker for this project is Sibanye Stillwater. Matteo Brambilla, the chief executive officer of Humanway Energy Infrastructure Power & Generation Renaissance (Humanise), which is collaborating with Vestas on this historic project said that we see renewable energy including wind power as being central to a sustainable and greener future for the region.

Vestas is the global partner of industry in sustainable energy. Around the world, we make onshore and offshore wind turbines from design through assembly to installation and service. Of over 173 GW of installed worldwide, more than anyone else is made by us in our home country-88 countries altogether. Combining these with our expertise in smart data applications and over 151 GW of wind turbines already installed, we are able to employ the power of smarter data interpretation systems, forecasting models and exploitation techniques. Vestas is using innovative green energy technologies, united with our customers to empower the world toward sustainable solutions for a brighter future together.

Red Rocket has great confidence in Vestas ‘4MW platform. We are pleased to see their trust and hope the portfolio’s versatility keeps supporting the country ’ s energy transition. Novani Ganess-Johnson, managing director of Vestas South Africa, said we have great confidence that wind energy can make a pivotal contribution to establishing an even more stable and affordable sustainable supply structure.

Commencement date

Delivery of turbines is slated for second half of 2024, with commissioning due in first quarter of 2025.

With more than 1.4 GW of installed and under-construction capacity, Vestas has led the way in South Africa’s wind power market.

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