juwi Renewable Energies has achieved an unprecedented1,006,793 Lost Time Incident (LTI) free hours to end of February 2020 in the construction of the 78MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province of South Africa.
“This milestone figure of 1 million LTI free hours translates to 125,000 LTI free days. This is equivalent to 125 people working on a remote site for a period of 1,000 days, without incident or harm to anyone; I believe this achievement is unprecedented in the RE space in SA,” said juwi CEO, Greg Austin.
An Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) contract was awarded to juwi in respect of the Bokamoso Solar Park pursuant to REIPPP (Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme) Round 4.
Austin says that the LTI milestone was achieved because of the tremendous duty and care of the juwi site management team and the excellent cooperation of labour on site: “Our first priority in the construction phase is health and safety of all personnel on site. Without a healthy, fit and competent labour force – at all levels of the project teams – we would not be able to achieve our targets nor ensure that the overall personnel are able to enjoy the benefits of their efforts.”
juwi EPC construction manager, Jacques Botha, explains: “We have strict procedures and standards in place to create a safe working environment, where everyone feels safe and completes their tasks in the correct safety gear. We have reached this achievement by creating an environment where everyone looks out for their co-workers and peers.”
“This is also a great achievement because at the start of this project we were working with the local communities and some people who had very limited work experience and little safety awareness. By implementing the correct safety procedures and standards, and by creating a “safety awareness” environment, we were able to reach over 1 million LTI free hours. We want to make sure that everyone goes back to their families safely.”
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About the juwi Group and juwi Renewable Energies (Pty)Ltd
Juwi, a leading global company in the field of renewable energy.
As an experienced renewable energy pioneer with a strong regional presence, juwi offers project development and EPC services with related offerings for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally. Company activities focus on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects, and ongoing renewable energy power plant operations & maintenance activities.
The juwi Group was established in 1996 in Germany. The energy utility MVV Energie AG partnered with juwi in 2014 and since 2018 has been 100% shareholder of the juwi Group. juwi has about 850 employees located in offices on all continents and has a growing pipeline of project activities across the globe. We work passionately together with our partners and stakeholders to implement renewable energies economically and reliably, thereby delivering the best value renewable energy projects for our customers.
Over the last 23 years, juwi has originated an investment volume of around 8.8 billion Euros to achieve over:
- 2,300 MW of onshore wind projects totalling more than 1,000 wind turbines at 180 sites globally
- 2,500 MW of solar PV projects
- A combined clean energy production of over 8 billion kiloWatt hours(kWh) per year, equalling the annual demand of around 2.6 million South African households.
juwi Renewable Energies (Cape Town, South Africa) offers diverse services to the South African market:
- Participation in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme initiated by the South African government for utility-scale renewable energy power generation
- development of onshore wind and solar PV projects
- participation in the government’s Small IPP Procurement Programme.
- Embedded and distributed generation projects (up to 10 MW in scale) for private off-takers
- Comprehensive O&M services
juwi South Africa also serves as the development and execution hub for juwi’s hybrid power business to mines across sub-Saharan Africa.
juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
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