Herbert & Greefspan Solar PV Plants, Lightning Protection System

Brand Engineering SA is pleased to announce the award of the contract for supplementary lightning protection systems at the Herbert and Greefspan PV Plants in Douglas, Northern Cape.

The two plants comprise 3996 and 1998 azimuth trackers respectively.  Brand Engineering was the original Sub-EPC for these plants and proudly brought them to completion in 2014 as part of the first round of REIPP projects in South Africa.

Due to lightning risk, the developer has taken a decision to enhance the lightning protection systems at both plants. Brand Engineering has been awarded the contract for supply, installation and testing of all components based on the clients enhanced design.

Time is paramount and the full works, which includes 100km of earthing installed into the ground, will be completed by mid April 2019.


Project Description:

Supply and installation of supplementary lightning protection equipment to the Herbert and Greefspan solar PV plants. This additional equipment, including bonding, air terminations and surge protection, will enhance the plants protection during lightning storms and provide resilience to increase plant availability.


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