WSP in Africa served as the technical advisory to Diaz Wind Power for the development of the wind farm, where the consulting company’s Power team of experts were involved in preparing the minimum functional specifications and tender documents for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor, as well as the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreement at the start of the project. Thereafter, the team was responsible for reviewing and evaluating the EPC contract and O&M agreement proposals, to optimise on and finalise them with the nominated contractors for this project.
Both Lüderitz and Walvis Bay, an important deep water harbour town north of Lüderitz, experience wind speeds of about 7m/s. Measurements at 85.7m high, undertaken in Lüderitz, have predicted a yearly wind speed average reaching 10m/s, with a stable wind direction. A grid study shows that the capacity on the connecting grid infrastructure is up to 90 MW, which means that the project’s capacity could be increased at the earliest opportunity.