GRS has successfully energised the Greefspan II PV plant. Greefspan II was built for the African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), in a joint venture with Spanish partners TSK and South African Umbono Energy Partners. The Spanish EPC contractor reached the preliminary and final step for the commissioning of the solar PV plant and is now ready to begin grid connection tests.
Dylan Tudor-Jones, GRS’s country manager says the energisation and registration of the Greefspan II PV project was a milestone achievement after months of hard work by the entire team.
Jones conveyed his pride for having built “a solar PV installation which will contribute to the industrialisation of the Northern Cape, create employment and advance renewables in a country which urgently needs new generation capacity to avert further load shedding.”
Located in the Northern Cape province, Greefspan II has a generation capacity of 63,2 MW and can produce approximately 150 000 MWh of clean energy per year. Such figures guarantee the clean energy supply for up to 20 000 South African households, while avoiding the annual emission of 130 000 t of CO2 into the atmosphere. The construction of the plant created nearly 730 local jobs.
This is the fourth contract the Spanish EPC contractor, in partnership with Umbono Energy Partners, has been awarded in South Africa, after Lesedi and Letsatsi EPC arrangements and the O&M contract with Jasper Power Company for the Jasper Power Project. In total, GRS has already been awarded more than 287 MW.
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