The recent Creamer Media’s SA Energy Outlook 2024 Webinar, featuring Compton Saunders, Nordex Energy South Africa MD, alongside other prominent energy leaders, provided a platform for key figures in the industry to share insights and perspectives. Facilitated by Paul O’Flaherty, Executive Director at EY-Parthenon Africa the webinar aimed to delve into the current energy landscape […]
In conclusion, Nordex Energy South Africa Managing Director, Compton Saunders addresses the logistical challenges that arise when commissioning a wind farm.
Thirdly, the discussion moves into project development and how the SA renewable energy grid survey impacts the wind industry for OEMs.
In this next segment, prioritising local manufacturing for renewable energy components in discussed in greater detail.
Nordex Energy South Africa Managing Director, Compton Saunders in conversation with ESI Africa at the 2023 Windaba Conference & Exhibition in Cape Town. In this first segment, Saunders addresses the question: As an OEM what does localization mean to you and what does it entail?
The South African Wind sector is following a natural evolution, demonstrating the same trajectory and adjustments as its global market counterparts, with a shift from resource-rich areas to regions attractive for their ideal transmission connections. This is further underpinned by a downward pricing curve for the cost of energy, more powerful and bigger turbine generators […]
In an industry that wields just 14% women representation, Babalwa Kekana, demonstrates that the narrative can be challenged. Leading a team of 81, which comprises circa 80% men and 20% women, Kekana is the Head of Services for Nordex Energy South Africa, which undertakes the operations and maintenance function for nine wind farms. The majority […]
With the release of the South African Renewable Energy Grid Survey in June this year, it is clear that the future of wind power production will be outside of the country’s windy provinces. The market intelligence clearly indicates that by 2027 and beyond, new wind power generation projects will become concentrated in grid-rich areas, with […]
Cape Town, South Africa, August 2023 As the demand for new power generation grows, so does the demand for qualified and skilled talent in the country’s renewable energy sector, and like its international counterparts, it needs a rising pool of qualified candidates to draw from. South Africa’s shortfall has been exacerbated by the sector’s seven […]
Ahead of the imminent release of the Nordex Group’s 2022 Sustainability Report, it has been announced that the company is now participating as one of the eighteen partners, in a sustainability project, funded by the European Union, to drive the recycling of high-value rotor blade materials from wind turbine blades. Currently, 85% – 95% of […]