R/€ = 15.16Change: -0.03
R/$ = 13.35Change: -0.02
Au 1156.06 $/ozChange: -2.88
Pt 981.00 $/ozChange: 2.00
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
Jul 19, 2012

Company Announcement: MetroWind’s 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela Day

Construction|Port|Port Elizabeth|Lighting|MetroWind|MetroWind Community Trust|PROJECT|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Energy|Renewable Energy|Renewable Energy Lights|Don McGillivray|Power|Richard Baloyi|Operations
Construction|Port||Lighting|PROJECT|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Energy||Power||Operations
Download PDF
MetroWind (0.52 MB)

Two forces of nature and sources of clean, renewable energy – the wind and the sun – converged at Fitches Corner near Port Elizabeth today, bringing solar-powered street lighting to the community in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. MetroWind, the company about to start construction of the Van Stadens Wind Farm to provide wind-sourced power to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) for the next 20 years, seized the opportunity to celebrate Madiba’s birthday by donating and installing solar street lights and thus end decades of darkness in this remote, rural community.

In a ceremony at Fitches Corner lasting a symbolic 67 minutes, guests were briefed about the community development plans of the MetroWind Community Trust (MCT), a shareholder in the MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm, and taken on a short tour of the community. The Executive Mayor of the NMBM, Zanoxolo Wayile, and the Minister of Local Government, Richard Baloyi, officiated at the ceremony as the renewable energy lights were illuminated. The community and guests then enjoyed hot soup, served by the MetroWind team and donated by Port Elizabeth’s Lake Farm Care Centre as their contribution to the 67 Minutes for Mandela Campaign.

The MetroWind wind farm project is 100% South African-owned, with Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) interests of 35%. A portion of the project is owned by the MCT that was established by the project developers as a vehicle to deliver their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme. Over and above the dividends payable to the MCT, through its ownership in the project, a further 1.5% of annual revenue will be channeled through the MCT from commencement of operations to fund the CSI programme.

Says MetroWind director, Don McGillivray, “We wanted to mark Nelson Mandela Day in a way that would show our commitment to the community, the Trust and green, renewable energy. What better way than to bring a renewable energy light source to a community in need in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality?”
Construction of MetroWind’s ground-breaking, R550 million, 27MW renewable energy project is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2012 and is expected to start supplying power to the NMBM in the next 13 months.

Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Announcements News
As the renewables industry rides the waves of SAIREC's recent success in Cape Town, those focussing specifically on the wind industry have even more reason to attend Windaba given Government's most recent statement that the future of Africa is in 'the hands of...
Engen, a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector, has issued a R150,000 challenge to budding young mechanics for the best restoration of a vintage engine to full operational status. The company launched the competition in partnership with...
GIBB, South Africa’s leading black-owned engineering consulting firm,in association with the National Department of Transport (NDoT), has implemented the nationwide installation of Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs) in South Africa, specifically in Tshwane and...
Latest News
South African Airways (SAA) has enhanced its partnership with the airline’s in-flight duty-free concessionaire Tourvest Inflight Retail Services (TIRS), enabling Voyager members to earn miles when buying duty-free products and spend their miles when shopping for...
South Africa's new visa regulations are having an adverse impact on the country's tourism industry without proof that they are making any impact on child trafficking, according to Hussein Dabbas, International Air Traffic Association (Iata) regional vice-president...
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a semi-autonomous solution for early pothole detection to potentially replace the often time-consuming expensive manual road inspection. Showcasing the Visual Surveying Platform (VSP), CSIR...
Recent Research Reports
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
This Week's Magazine
BUSINESS LEADERS PANEL Adam Craker, Ivor Chipkin, Alan Hosking and Allon Raiz at the 6th IQ Business Active Growth conference
At the sixth IQ Business conference held in Sandton last month, a panel of business leaders and academics advocated that business reclaims the initiative to spur growth in South Africa amid fragmented and haphazard political direction. Management consulting firm IQ...
The building industry is an essential component of the South African economy as it contributes about 15% to the gross fixed investment that drives the economy. However, with the country’s economy going through a tough time currently, this, in turn, reflects on the...
The recipients of the 2015 South African National Energy Association (Sanea)/South African National Energy Development Institute Energy (Sanedi) Awards were announced at a ceremony and banquet in Sandton last month. Sanea chairperson Brian Statham named Exxaro CEO...
ASHER BOHBOT EOH’s corporate goals were originally aspirations, but the company is relevant and is making a difference in the territories it operates in
As South African information technology (IT) firm EOH posted another full year of strong growth, CEO Asher Bohbot, known for his frank words, people-centric management style and stoic humanism, attributed the company’s continued South African and African growth to...
International heavy-equipment engine manufacturer Cummins’ regional distribution centre (RDC) in Woodmead, Gauteng, has halved the average logistics distribution time for clients in Southern Africa and allowed for critical or long-lead stock to be kept closer to...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96