Adenco part of construction team to deliver FIRST utility scale commercial and industrial wind farm in South Africa: Msenge Emoyeni Wind Farm to supply renewable energy to Sasol SA.

The ACED-IDEAS-REATILE Consortium has reached Financial Close with its Lender Rand Merchant Bank on the 69MW Msenge Emoyeni Wind Farm.

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been entered into between Sasol South Africa and Msenge for the supply of renewable energy to Sasol’s Sasolburg site via a wheeling arrangement. The power Sasol is purchasing from Msenge will be used to secure renewable energy supply for green hydrogen production.

The energy will originate from Msenge wind farm, located near the town of Bedford, about 200km North of Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape South Africa.

The Msenge Wind Farm is the first utility scale private wind farm in South Africa with its power wheeled across the national electricity grid. It is also the first of several renewables projects that the ACED consortium intends to bring into construction in 2023. ACED is a leading renewable energy developer that has already spearheaded the delivery of more than 1,200MW of renewable energy under the Department of Minerals and Energy’s REIPPPP process and 30MW in the commercial and industrial market.

Adenco is proud to be associated with ACED on this project as the EBoP (Electrical Balance of Plant) contractor. We are even more pleased that less than 2 months after our appointment on the international Square Kilometer Array project, we are part of yet another pioneering project which will deliver the first utility scale private wind farm in South Africa.

The Msenge Wind Farm comprises:

14km of 33kV underground cable
12km 33kV Overhead Line
22km 66kV overhead line
4.5MW turbines x 16
Doringboom switching substation with two 45 MVA 66/33 kV step-up transformers and one 66 kV overhead line feeder bay.