Turbines transport to affect traffic in E Cape

Johannesburg - The transportation of wind turbine components would affect traffic in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape, the standing committee for infrastructure, engineering, electricity and energy said on Sunday.

"Henceforth every Monday, Wednesday and Friday one complete component will be transported to the project site by a convoy of heavy duty trucks leaving the port at 08:30," committee chairperson Andile Mfunda said in a statement.

The 20 wind turbines, which would be transported from the Port of Ngqura to the Grassridge Wind Farm on the Addo Road, would provide 40 000 households with electricity when completed.