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1 Project status update Presenters: Donald McGillivray, Director, MetroWind Nqobile Simelane, Mark Griffith, George Meko, Jeff Pipe Department of Energy: Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop Jeffreys Bay 31 August 2012

2 Location Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop 2

3 Location 3 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

4 Location 4 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

5 Business credentials 100% SA owned 35% Black owned 5% community owned and administered by MCT 5 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

6 MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm is… clean, renewable wind energy project good for South Africa good for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) & the Eastern Cape Province very good for the local community 6 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

7 Location 7 Van Stadens Bushy Park Island Forest Lovemore Heights Driftsands Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

8 Location 8 GO Van Stadens Bushy Park Island Forest Lovemore Heights Driftsands Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

9 Technical and economic benefits R550m of private sector investment Installed Generation Capacity 27MW Annual Production 80,000 MWh pa Enough electricity for > households 120 direct jobs during construction 9 full-time jobs during production Sustainable skills development, job creation, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation through 20 year Metrowind Community Trust investment 9 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

10 Technical and economic benefits (cont) Local content 53% during Construction Phase Asset based development approach Skills training and life-long employment opportunities Community members trained as conservation officers & entrepreneurs Sustainable livelihoods Sustainable food production Co-ops 300 households to receive first-time electrification 10 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

11 Socio Economic Development & Local Economic Development Witteklip Fitches Corner Shamrock Van Stadens Blue Horizon Bay Van Stadens Nature Reserve Woodridge Eco School Waste Recycling St Albans Prison The Metrowind van Stadens Wind Farm hasl invested in Socio Economic Development of the surrounding marginalised rural communities Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

12 Socio-economic benefits 12 R30m investment into socio-economic and enterprise development over project lifespan All communities to benefit including Blue Horizon Bay, Fitches Corner, Shamrock, Van Stadens and Witteklip 5% of company owned by MCT, with subsequent dividend revenue for community investment Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

13 Environmental benefits Meet almost 50% of NMBM target of generating 10% of electricity from renewable energy 80,000 tons of CO ₂ offset per year In line with SA government commitment to a reduction in Carbon emissions Requires no water to generate electricity – saving 80 million litres per annum 13 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

14 Environment: concerns addressed Visual Impact Installed behind Blue Horizon Bay suburb – no interrupted views Shadow Flicker study shows no impact on dwellings Noise Impact 24 hr / 7 days per week noise monitoring program in progress Ambient noise levels higher than turbine noise levels Minimal Impact on Flora and Avifauna NMU Avifauna monitoring programme All Authorisations Received 14 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

15 Construction R450-million engineering, procurement and construction contract awarded to Basil Read (Pty) Ltd using local PE based Newport Construction Turbine supply sub-contract awarded to Sinovel, world’s second largest turbine supplier Operation and management agreement with 3E Renewable Energy Services, SA-owned company with international wind farm expertise Date 2012Media briefing presentation 15 Jul 2012 Aug 2012 Sep 2012 Dec 2012 Jan 2013 Feb 2013 Apr 2013 Jun 2013 Jul 2013 Aug 2013 Sep 2013 Financial close, EPC notice to proceed Order wind turbines and site establishment Begin road and platform construction Begin foundations for turbines Turbines arrive in Port of Ngqura Transportation of turbines to site Start with erection of turbines Start with cold commissioning Start with hot commissioning Performance testing Commercial operating date Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop FC Delay

16 MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm project is… 16 technically sound economically sound environmentally sound win-win situation for everyone – particularly local community positive way forward for the Metro, Eastern Cape, South Africa and the Earth Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

17 Location 17 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

18 Location 18 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

19 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela Day 18 July Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

20 Turbine foundation embedment ring being shipped to SA 20 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

21 Future Kouga Renewable Energy Centre 21 Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop

22 MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm project is… 22 technically sound economically sound environmentally sound win-win situation for everyone – particularly local community positive way forward for the Metro, Eastern Cape Region, South Africa and our planet Date 2012Department of Energy Kouga Renewable Energy Workshop


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