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The name Ankerlig is derived from an Afrikaans expression “Om die anker te lig”, which is symbolic of a community that rises above the chains of poverty to experience growth and prosperity.
Construction of the first phase commenced in January 2006 and comprised of 4 x 148 MW units which was completed and handed over for commercial operation by June 2007. The second phase comprising of 5 x 147MW units was declared commercial during February 2009. 
Technical Details
  • Type: Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT)
  • Number of Units: (Nine) 9
  • Output per unit: 148MW
  • Installed Capacity: 1327 MW 
The OCGT units are powered by Fuel oil (Diesel). It is intended to supply electricity into the National Grid during peak hours and emergency situations. In addition to its generating capabilities the units are also used to regulate network voltage fluctuations (SCO – Synchronous Condenser Operation)
Technical Brochure: Click HERE to open
Contact Details
Ankerlig 1 – (021) 5736000
Ankerlig 2 – (021) 5736003 
Where is Ankerlig
In Neil Hare Road, in the industrial area of Atlantis in the Western Cape.