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Gestamp awarded PPA for Copperton project

SOUTH AFRICA: Gestamp Wind has been awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 102MW Copperton Wind project in Northern Cape, South Africa.

Gestamp's 73.8MW Noblesfontein project was completed in July 2014
Gestamp's 73.8MW Noblesfontein project was completed in July 2014

The company was named as a preferred bidder under the government's Renewable Energy Procurement Programme (REIPPP).

Construction is set to begin in early 2016, with the project due online in "late 2017". Gestamp said total investment in the project would reach €150 million

Gestamp Wind CEO Dionisio Fernandez said the company has a further 785MW of projects under development in South Africa.

The additional capacity would be submitted in to future government tenders, he added.

The Copperton project will be Gestamp's second in South Africa. Its 73.8MW Noblesfontein project was completed in July 2014. The project uses Vestas V100-1.8MW turbines. 

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