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December 2018 Christmas arrived early in Loeriesfontein this year! Marking Universal Children’s Day, and one year of operations, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm celebrated with over 400 children from two ECD centres (Loerievinkie and Skilpaaitjielaan Dagsorg) and Loeriesfontein Primary School. “These events celebrate the importance of promoting and
Desember 2018 Kersfees het vanjaar vroeg gekom in Loeriesfontein! Die Loeriesfontein-windkragaanleg het gelyktydig Kerspartytjie gehou, sowel as sy eerste bestaansjaar en Universele Kinderdag gevier met ’n kinderpartytjie vir meer as 400 kinders van twee vroeë kinderontwikkelingsentrums (Loerievinkie Creché en Skilpaaitjielaan Dagsorgsentrum) en Laerskool Loeriesfontein. “Universele Kinderdag het ten doel om
Desember 2018 Kersfees het vanjaar vroeg gekom in Loeriesfontein! Die Loeriesfontein-windkragaanleg het gelyktydig Kerspartytjie gehou, sowel as sy eerste bestaansjaar en Universele Kinderdag gevier met ’n kinderpartytjie vir meer as 400 kinders van twee vroeë kinderontwikkelingsentrums (Loerievinkie Creché en Skilpaaitjielaan Dagsorgsentrum) en Laerskool Loeriesfontein. “Universele Kinderdag het ten doel om
December 2018 Christmas arrived early in Loeriesfontein this year! Marking Universal Children’s Day, and one year of operations, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm celebrated with over 400 children from two ECD centres (Loerievinkie and Skilpaaitjielaan Dagsorg) and Loeriesfontein Primary School. “These events celebrate the importance of promoting and
November 2018 Loeriesfontein’s first community safe park has officially opened, in time to provide a safe and caring environment for children and youth who are especially at risk and vulnerable over the December and January period. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm spearheaded the Isibindi Safe Park project, funding
November 2018 Construction of a community Safe Park in Loeriesfontein has commenced and is on track to launch later this year. This community programme will create a safe and caring environment for the community’s children and youth who are most at risk. The Isibindi Safe Park infrastructure houses an office,
October 2018 Responding to a call from members of the local Loeriesfontein community, the two Loeriesfontein wind farms, have launched a victim support facility. This much needed facility will provide a safe and secure environment for post-incident counselling and care to community members who have been victims of violence and
August 2018. A multi-faceted analytics programme is being implemented to help address mathematics at Loeriesfontein High School, which has historically experienced a major decrease in learners taking mathematics at a senior level, with only one student registered to write maths in the 2018 matric class. Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms
Augustus 2018. ’n Analitiese program met verskeie fasette word gebruik om leerlinge van  Hoërskool Loeriesfontein te help om wiskunde baas te raak. Die skool sukkel al vir lank met ’n afname in die getal leerlinge wat wiskunde tot op seniorvlak neem. Slegs een van die matriekleerlinge van 2018 neem wiskunde
August 2018 Die spesiaal ontwerpte EnergyDRIVE-vragmotor het die Noord-Kaap gedurende die laaste gedeelte van sy drie week lange opvoedkundige bewusmakingstoer deur Suid-Afrika bereik. Die vragmotor het reeds by honderde leerlinge in gemeenskappe by windplase regoor die land aangedoen om mense meer oor hernubare energie en klimaatsverandering te leer. Die Khobab-windkragaanleg,
A unique Career Day offered at Loeriesfontein High School, provided learners with information and tools, expertly designed to help assess individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skill needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy. “With tertiary drop-out rates at almost 40% in South
Over 100 Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been adversely affected by the ongoing regional drought, have been thrown a life-line, by the two local wind farms. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm responded to a formal request for drought relief support from both commercial and emerging farmers, who
The two Loeriesfontein wind farms have extended their school funding programme in an effort to further support and improve STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Northern Cape. These wind farms already fund a Foundation Teacher Support Programme that includes a dedicated Grade 7 Mathematics and Science teacher
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have announced the commencement of their 20-year commercial operations, a milestone they have achieved on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident. With a generation capacity of 140 megawatts each, these two neighbouring wind farms combined make up the largest single
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm will be operating at full capacity and their 20-year life span will commence on 8 December 2017. To read the full Newsletter click here: KL_Wind_Farms_ Newsletter_2017
Loeriesfontein’s two sister wind farms, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm, have commenced with Grid Code testing as they head into the last phase of construction, before they reach Commercial Operations Date in less than two months from now. Before a wind farm can be connected to the country’s
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, have announced that the wind farms are now connected to the Eskom grid, via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines have commenced. “We energised the wind farm substations with Eskom Transmission’s Helios substation on 28 September, marking
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm have announced the successful completion of the transportation of all their turbine components.  The final load from the Port of Ngqura left to site on 23  August arriving at Khobab Wind Farm 25 August 2017, marking the conclusion of over 1 000 abnormal
Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms are collaborating with the University of Stellenbosch’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies to host a capacity building programme for Grade 7 to 12 teachers to provide professional development and learning materials.  It is envisioned that through this partnership, educators will be skilled and
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, has been making use of a mobile transformer to allow for early commissioning of turbines, prior to the energisation of the new extensions at Eskom’s Helios Substation, which is the permanent grid connection access point. The mobile transformer will provide a temporary supply
Hundreds of learners in Loeriesfontein will be celebrating Global Wind Day 2017 by participating in a creative writing competition as part of a larger school programme called ‘Clean Energy, Brighter Future’. The competition, which offers cash prizes, requires Secondary School learners to submit a 600-word essay on the impact of
Loeriesfontein residents are to benefit from a community based substance abuse prevention programme which aims to provide support for victims and their families. Community members, representatives from the local schools, SAPS, Health Care Services, the Department of Social Development, Municipality, and church based organisations attended the official launch of this
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm are funding a literacy programme aimed at helping local Loeriesfontein primary school learners to improve their reading and spelling levels.  This Learn–Ready Literacy Programme is being implemented in Loeriesfontein Primary School and TNJ van der Walt Primary School Grade 2 to Grade 5
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries of two foundation phase teachers at Loeriesfontein Primary School for a 3 year period.
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations as well as having achieved over 1,25 million hours without a single lost-time-incident, on the 1 March 2017.  “This is a hugely significant health and safety construction milestone for one of the country’s largest wind farms, so
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is receiving a boost from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  A number of support initiatives are being implemented at Loerievinkie Creche and Loeriesfontein Primary School’s Grade R classes. Programmes include a teacher enrichment programme that incorporates workshops, mentoring and support; ECD governance training for
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have extended their support of the local security officer training programme with the addition of a Management Training course. The wind farms together with construction companies Conco and Murray & Roberts, sponsored a 3-day local security training programme in Loeriesfontein during September last
Verbeteringe aan die LOERIEVINKIE CRÈCHE het gehelp om ’n verskil aan die lewens van 44 kinders te maak wat by die crèche versorg word… Loeriesfontein_and_Khobab_Windfarms_Newsletter_October_2016
Residents of Loeriesfontein and the surrounding towns of Niewoudtville and Calvinia will once again be seeing wind turbine component sections en route from the Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm. The wind farms commenced with the transportation of the various wind turbine
Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, have both received their main transformers.  The transformers made their way to the sister wind farms, via road transportation from Johannesburg, marking another important milestone in their construction process. These 160MvA (Mega Volt Amp) transformers are to be housed
Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms, in association with Soul City, hosted a community health and wellness day to help drive awareness regarding Gender Violence and Substance Abuse in Loeriesfontein. The event took place in the form of a Jamboree – a similar model to the UNICEF’s Child Health Day programmes
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that it has completed the lifting of the first 30 of its 61 wind turbine generators (WTG).  The wind farm’s construction teams are pleased with the progress that is being made, achieving an average of 2.5 WTG liftings per week, often with two simultaneous liftings
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that it has achieved over a million hours without a single lost-time-incident, on the 31 October 2016, which is a health and safety highlight in this renewable energy project’s construction programme. It is one of the country’s largest wind farms, and considering the sheer scale
The Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm hosted a group of 38 secondary school learners, from Loeriesfontein High School, as part of an awareness and career day initiative, on 27 September 2016. The experiential ‘Each One, Teach One’ initiative, aimed at Loeriesfontein High School Grades 11 and 12 learners,
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that it has completed the lifting of the first of its 61 wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construction of the wind farm, with the next major construction milestone being the arrival of the main transformer and the energisation of the substation.
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 of its wind turbine foundations.  The final foundation was completed in line with the construction schedule, on 17th June 2016.  Work on the foundations began in October last year, with employees from the local community working tirelessly through the days,
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm commenced with the transportation of the wind turbine tower components on 20 June 2016. The wind turbine tower sections are being routed from Atlantis, in the Western Cape, to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape. “Over 300 tower sections will commence travel to Loeriesfontein
Residents in Loeriesfontein and the surrounding towns of Niewoudtville and Calvinia will soon see wind turbine component sections en route from the Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  The wind farms will commence with the transportation of the various wind turbine components
Around two hundred secondary scholars in Loeriesfontein are learning more about the significance of renewable energy through a school programme initiated by Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.  The programme, entitled ‘Clean Energy, Brighter Futures’, aims to increase awareness about renewable energy, in particular wind energy; and to strengthen
Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that its wind turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, resulting in, what we believe to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for
Grade 7 learners from Loeriesfontein Primary School recently visited Loeriesfontein Wind Farm as part of their science curriculum.  “We are pleased to have welcomed the learners and their teachers to our site as it provided us with the ideal opportunity to inspire these young people, some of whom may choose
The Northern Cape is taking the lead in the renewable energy space with the majority of the country’s independent renewable energy power projects being located in the province. Not only is this area remarkable in terms of its abundant supply of sun, but thanks to its wind resource, has the
We are pleased to introduce ourselves to you and to give you some information about the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm so that you are kept informed of what is happening and how you can get involved. To read the full newsletter click on the link:  Khobab_and_Loesriesfontein_Wind_Farms_Newsletter_Aug_2015
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa donated playground equipment to Loeriesfontein Primary School. The Grade R learners received the new jungle gym, an important part of the learner’s gross motor skills development programme; as a replacement for the rundown playground apparatus. The timber jungle gym cost over R43 000 includes fibreglass
In celebration of Mandela Day, 18th July 2015, Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm pledged time and funds to upgrade and refurbish the local school hostel. These facilities house learners attending Loeriesfontein Primary and High School. “We started the refurbishment to coincide with Mandela Day, a day that is ultimately dedicated to
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has conducted preliminary analysis of South Africa’s wind and solar resources to understand the impact of introducing larger quantities of renewable energy to the electricity system. The initial results reveal two significant findings; firstly, electricity generated from wind and solar resources closely
Lekela Power, a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, launched in February of this year already has 860 megawatts of wind and solar projects under construction or due to commence construction next year across South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. Lekela Power is one of the biggest international
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the successful completion of financial close for three wind farms in South Africa with a combined capacity of 360 megawatts. In October 2013 a consortium led by Mainstream was awarded the contracts for the three wind farms by the Department