Namibia, Kenya- Independent Power Producer, Cerim Luderitz Energy and energy industry company, NamPower, have partnered towards a wind project which will involve the construction of a 50 MW wind farm.
This is a result of an agreement between NamPower and Cerim Luderitz Energy, in conjunction with Namibian company, Riminii Investments to build a new wind farm for the benefit of Namibian residents.
Nampower will buy the entire production of Cerim Luderitz Energy as stipulated in the agreement. This project will take up a fund of $76.6 million to $1,4 billion.
According to Kahenge Haulofu, Managing Director of NamPower, he said that Ceris will sponsor and maintain the operations of the wind farm which is expected to officially open in 2025. He also mentioned that the wind farm will make a significant contribution to NamPower’s supply projects.
Above all, the wind farm will enable Namibia to reduce its electricity imports. The southern African country obtains 60% of its electricity from Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa, which are currently experiencing an energy crisis. The Lüderitz wind project is being developed as part of NamPower’s Integrated Strategic and Business Plan (ISBP) for the period 2020-2025. This strategy includes the development of the country’s installed electricity capacity through renewable energy. Currently, seven clean energy plants are connected to Namibia’s national power grid with a combined capacity of 76.5 MW.