ERG Renew has 1st turbine up at 47.5-MW Irish wind park
Wind turbine near the coast, Ireland. Author: Harry Pears. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
The first turbine has been installed at Italian firm ERG Renew’s 47.5-MW Brockaghboy wind farm in Northern Ireland, Windhoist said on Thursday.
Installation of the 19 machines of 2.5 MW each, supplied by German wind turbine maker Nordex (ETR:NDX1), is managed by Scottish contractor Windhoist. The turbines will be mounted on 80-metre (262.5ft) tubular steel towers. They will be operated and maintained by Nordex under a 10-year contract.
The Brockaghboy project in Londonderry county was developed by TCI Renewables. The latter sold the scheme to ERG Renew at the start of 2016 for an undisclosed sum. Once operational, the plant is expected to generate enough electricity for 25,785 households annually and save about 56,435 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, TCI Renewables says on its website.
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