Mid of July, 2020, Nordex Energy South Africa handed over grant funding to six emerging contractors who are part of our Enterprise Development Programme in Roggeveld. This ceremony comes after a series of capacity building workshops, business needs assessments and business readiness analysis interviews.
The aim of the Enterprise Development Programme is to create sustainable businesses that grow and lead to job creation, which, in turn, contributes to economic growth in the host area of the windfarm project. The programme is mainly targeted at micro and emerging contractors within the construction value chain. The successful companies are Giant Strat, Andrews Group Trading CC, Baartman Security and Cleaning Services, Masiqhame Trading, Kernet ICT, and CJL Roads and Infrastructure. Together, they share a total of R400,000 in grant funding from Nordex Energy South Africa.
A continuous reporting process ensures that the funds are properly used to strengthen the business of each of the companies.
THE NORDEX GROUP
The Nordex Group
The Group has installed more than 28 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and generated sales of around EUR 3.3 billion in 2019. The company has around 7,500 employees. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are designed to meet the market requirements of countries with limited available space and regions with limited grid capacity.