Nabrawind to supply towers to Innovent for a windfarm in Namibia
Nabrawind has closed an order for the supply of four towers in a wind farm located in Namibia and developed by the renewables Franco/Namibian company InnoSun Energy. The beginning of the works will be undertaken during the second half of the present year.
In the Namibian wind farm, Nabrawind will implement an innovative tower with the Nabralift transition piece as the foundation. The self-erecting Nabralift tower (capable of overpassing 200 meters high) integrates a transition piece that joins its frame estructure and the standard tubular tower.
In this project, the transition piece distributes the load through three points directly anchored to the rock subsoil. Thanks to this design, the concrete requirements are reduced by 95%, which saves approximately 1.000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Consequently, this new tower design is a very cost competitive alternative in wind farms where the concrete supply may represent a challenge.
Nabrawind involvement in this Namibian project includes the design and supply of the tower and the foundation, as well as the logistics to the Namibian coast.
This wind farm, located in the south west of Namibia, asserts Nabrawind’s growth strategy by gaining access to the medium-height tower market segment. Nabrawinds’ catalogue includes the Nabralift self-erecting tower, which targets the XXL towers segment.
This is the second project where Innovent and Nabrawind work together. The scope of the first one encompasses the installation of the highest wind turbine in Africa, to be installed in Morocco with a 144 meters hub height Nabralift tower.
Grégoire Verhaeghe, founder and CEO of Innovent, highlights “the good understanding” between both companies and the “satisfaction coming from finding a solution that simplifies the towers installation. All in all, Nabrawind expertise in innovative solutions has been fundamental for the development of this project”.
On the other side, Eneko Sanz, General Manager of Nabrawind, points out “the confidence that Innovent expertise provides to our projects in the emerging African market”. In this regard, Sanz stresses that “thanks to these projects, Nabrawind consolidates its entry into the global market in 2020 and strengthens its position to undertake new and larger projects for 2021”.
About Nabrawind Technologies
Nabrawind S.L. is a Spanish company, boosted by Sodena and supported by InnoEnergy, dedicated to the design and development of advanced wind technologies founded in 2015. Nabrawind’s objective is to provide reliable and cost competitive solutions to the logistic constraints that the wind energy industry faces as a consequence of the exponential development of wind turbines’ technologies.
In order to do so, Nabrawind has developed two products: Nabrajoint and Nabralift. Nabrajoint is a segmented blade joint which allows the transport by modules and final assembly on site. Nabralift is a self-erecting tower which could overpass 200 meters height without the use of large cranes.
InnoVent is an independent French renewable energy developer operating in France and Africa. Founded in 2001, it has installed more than 43 wind farms with over 200 wind turbines and 450MW of installed capacity.
It has recently expanded its business model and created the subsidiaries InnoSun and InnoWind, which are present in ten countries on the African continent.