Procurement & Employment

During construction, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm provided many employment opportunities. The number of jobs varied according to the stage of construction but in August 2013, at the peak of construction, there were 602 people working on site, of which 45% were from the local community. This is a reflection of the contractor’s commitment to employ as many people from the local community as possible. A local community liaison officer has been appointed to facilitate this process.

Wind turbine foundations - finishing

In addition, many indirect jobs were created or sustained at local manufacturers and suppliers through the wind farm and its contractor’s procurement of goods and services from the local community.

Now in operation, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm employs eleven people to operate and maintain the wind farm.

“We’ve been especially grateful for the work and training from which local residents have benefited. We see the positive impact every day – there is food on the tables of poor families and people are being equipped with skills that will assist them in finding further employment.

We would love to see our youth become leaders in the field of energy generation and believe that developments such as these can serve as the inspiration for that to happen.”

Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat

Monday 17/02/2014

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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.