Namibia goes for wind power


WSP, the technical advisor to Diaz Wind Power, working with a joint venture between the United Africa Group and Quantum Power, will build a 44 MW wind farm in Lüderitz. The Diaz Wind Farm will be the country’s first clean energy project and a major step to harness the full potential of wind resources for the country. Measurements at 85,7 m high, undertaken in Lüderitz, have predicted a yearly wind speed average reaching 10 m/s, with a stable wind direction. The company says this wind farm will deliver energy at lower rates than other generation plants in the country – except Ruacana – or power imports, which is good for Namibian consumers. A grid study shows that the capacity on the connecting grid infrastructure is up to 90 MW, which means that the project’s capacity could be increased at the earliest opportunity.

Contact Elaine Porter, WSP, Tel 011 300-6095,


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