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The station was named after an indigenous tribe (Gourikwas) who occupied the land on which the station is build. 
Construction of the first phase commenced in January 2006 and comprised of 3 x 148 MW units which was completed and handed over for commercial operation by June 2007. The second phase comprising of 2 x 148MW units was declared commercial during November 2008.
Technical Details:
  • Type: Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT)
  • Number of Units: 5
  • Output per unit: 148MW
  • Installed Capacity: 740 MW
The OCGT 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)
Where is Gourikwa
In the Western Cape about 13km west of Mossel Bay, along the N2 Highway. It is situated on farmlands adjacent to the PetroSA Refinery.
Technical Brochure - Click HERE to open.
Contact Details
Tel: (044) 606 3400