Just outside Caledon, a short drive from Greyton stands one of the newest wind farms in South Africa. Located in a rural rather than a sea base location these enormous turbines are helping South Africa meet its needs for sustainable electricity now and in the future. This site has its security managed and provided by Ghost Security Services.
The site is operated and managed by BioTherm Operations and Maintenance (Pty) Ltd (“BioTherm O&M”), a South African registered company that is a subsidiary of BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd (“BioTherm”).
BioTherm Energy is Africa’s leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) with three operational wind and solar projects allocated under the First Round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP). To date the Company has been successful in securing over 250MW of PPA’s on the African continent in seven different countries. This African born utility is actively expanding its activities throughout the rest of the continent, focusing on wind and solar project development, financing, construction and operations. Founded in 2003, BioTherm Energy’s objectives were initially focused on the development of gas and waste heat co-generation projects. The company has since transformed itself into an African renewable energy development platform and independent power producer.
Ghost Security is a locally owned, run and managed BEEE company with its headquarters in Greyton. The founder and Director Geoff Cloete has many years history in the security industry and has built a thriving business in the local community offering reliable and effective security protection to residential, commercial and municipal properties.
Successfully pitching and presenting the tender bid is the culmination of many years hard work and he and all the team at Ghost are proud to be linked to this remarkable engineering project.
BioTherm Energy’s economic development mission is to drive sustainable change within those communities that reside within a 50km radius of the project sites through the achievement of the following objectives:
- the creation of meaningful and permanent employment;
- the development of a robust renewable energy industry that supports local products and services, focusing specifically on women and locally owned businesses;
- ensuring that management teams are representative of the demographics of the country in which we are developing such assets;
- community based ownership in our projects.
- socio-economic development initiatives; and
- enterprise development initiatives
Ghost continue to expand their services locally and invites residents, farmers and commercial property owners to make contact to discuss if they feel their services match your needs.