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Energy firm's €137m farm

Irish energy firm Mainstream Renewable Power has started construction on a €137m, 80MW wind farm in South Africa.

The wind farm is expected to be operational by the middle of next year.

It is being built in Noupoort, in South Africa's Northern Cape province.

The project will be developed through Mainstream's joint investment platform Lakela Power. The $1.9bn investment vehicle is aiming to develop between 700 and 900MW of projects by 2018.