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The wind farm is located south of the towns of Cookhouse and Bedford in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and is one of the 19 renewable-energy and seven wind projects selected in the second round of the REIPPP. It is a part of the greater Amakhala Emoyeni project concept, which received approval from the South African Civil Aviation Authority and the South African Heritage Resources Agency. The bigger project is spread over 27,000ha, with good infrastructural facilities such as roads and an electricity grid. The Amakhala Emoyeni project extends over 13,000ha of grazing land and incorporates portions of leased agricultural farms. It has a footprint of approximately 75ha. The wind farm comprises 56 Nordex N117 / 2,400 turbines with a capacity of 2.4MW each. The turbines have a rotor diameter of 117m and a swept area of 10,715m².