Construction Process

Construction of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm started in December 2012 and reached Commercial Operations Date mid-2014. The civil and electrical works was done by a South African consortium between Murray & Roberts Construction and Consolidated Power Projects.

JBWF cranes on-siteJeffreys Bay Wind Farm milestones:

• Construction commenced: December 2012
• Transportation of the first turbine component: 22 July 2013
• First turbine erected: 26 September 2013
• All 60 turbines erected: 27 February 2014
• Supply power to Eskom grid: 20 December 2013
• 1 Million man hours worked without lost-time-incident: 27 December 2014
• 1,265,065 Man hours worked without lost-time-incident: 31 April 2014
• Total jobs created: At the peak of construction, there were 602 people working on site, 45% of which were from the local communities in the Kouga Municipality.
• Transportation programme completed: 19 February 2014 – having covered over 110 000km
• Fully commissioned: April 2014
• Commercial Operations Date: 15 May 2014

 

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Monday 17/02/2014

  • 3 loads (incl. 3 blades) via route N2
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Tuesday 18/02/2014

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Wednesday 19/02/2014

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Thursday 20/02/2014

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Friday 21/02/2014

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Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm and will play a key role as the management company during operations.