Wind farm components on the road


Residents of Loeriesfontein, Niewoudtville and Calvinia will again see wind turbine component sections travelling en route from the Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, to the Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farms. The wind farms started transporting various wind turbine components on 18 April 2016, and have delivered about 500 loads to site. The projects will see a further 750 loads delivered by September 2017. The 53 m long wind turbine blades, tower sections, nacelles and hubs travel on the N10 via Uitenhage, Graaff-Reinet, Beaufort West, Three Sisters, and Carnarvon to Loeriesfontein. These components cover a distance of 1158 km, which takes three days, travelling at between 50 and 70 km/h. Transportation of these items is prohibited at night, during the school holiday period, on public holidays, as well as during festivals or other special events. Furthermore, in Graaff-Reinet and Beaufort West, transportation is avoided during peak traffic hours.

Contact Kevin Foster, Mainstream Renewable Power, Tel 021 657-4040,


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