Wind farm completes foundations on schedule



 

Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of its final wind turbine foundation.  All 61 of its wind turbine foundations have been completed ahead of the schedule, on 5 December 2016. The first foundation pour was finished on 30 June 2016 with employees from the local community working tirelessly through the days and putting in long hours.  The foundations used extremely low quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation of its wind turbine foundations.  In fact, these turbine foundations are the greenest in the country, alongside Khobab Wind Farm’s sister project, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm.

Each turbine base has a diameter of 19 metres comprising over 45 tonnes of reinforced steel. These turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  Slag, a by-product from the iron industry, is used to replace 89% of the cement. This has resulted in what is believed to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for any wind farm foundation.

Contact Kevin Foster, Mainstream Renewable Power, Tel 021 657-4040, kevin.foster@mainstreamrp.com

 

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