Suzlon Energy today said it had received approval from the South African government to supply wind turbines for the upcoming Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility at Eastern Cape.
It is one of the leading renewable energy projects in that country.
South Africa's Minister for Energy, Dipuo Peters has announced her department's approval of the facility, which will utilise Suzlon's 2.1 MW turbines.
"South Africa needs more energy and it also needs thousands of decent and sustainable 'green' jobs. The wind energy sector is well positioned to deliver both of these requirements and more," Suzlon Group Chairman and Managing Director Tulsi R Tanti said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Suzlon announced its partnership with African Clean Energy Developments (ACED), African Infrastructure Investment Managers (held by Old Mutual Investment Group (South Africa) and Macquarie Capital) and AFPOC.
ACED Managing Director Thomas Donnelly said, "This is an important milestone for the project, ACED and for South Africa. The Cookhouse project marks a major first step in our plans to build a 1 GW renewable energy portfolio over the next three years, with our 200 turbine agreement with Suzlon at the core of our plans."