Oyster Bay Wind Farm
The Oyster Bay wind farm, which has 41 wind turbines, is located near the coastal town of Oyster Bay in the Kouga municipality in Eastern Cape. It is a subtropical area whose economy is largely based on tourism and agriculture. In 2015, we were awarded the project as part of a tender for renewable energy plants promoted by the South African government.
CO2 emissions avoided
590,000 metric tons
79,444 households each year
Impact on local communities
Our commitment to sustainability is proven: not just by building renewable energy plants, but also by fostering local socio-economic development through the creation of jobs and educational initiatives. Schools in the area have been provided with clean energy thanks to mini-photovoltaic systems. Scholarships have been awarded to local students and three teachers have been hired full-time to improve education in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We also support school nutrition programs in the Kouga area.
During the construction phase of the wind farm, we used digital platforms, software, and innovative methods to monitor and support on-site activities. To control the quality of on-site operations we used devices like smart glasses, which allow instant feedback and suggestions related to health, safety, environmental, and quality control.
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