The Craiggore wind farm in Northern Ireland. Source: RES.
UK-based renewables developer RES has signed a deal to sell the up-to-47-MW Corlacky Hill wind farm in Northern Ireland to a local subsidiary of Italian energy company ERG SpA (BIT:ERG).
The 11-turbine project is to be implemented near Swatragh and is expected to inject more than GBP 10 million (USD 11.3m/EUR 11.6m) into the local economy through construction, which should begin in the first quarter of 2024.
This is the third project the two companies have partnered on so far, the other being the Craiggore and Evishagaran wind farms, also located in Northern Ireland. RES is currently providing asset management services for these plants and will handle the construction and asset management of Corlacky Hill as well.
According to Lucy Whitford, UK&I managing director at RES, the company has developed or built 22 onshore wind farms in Northern Ireland to date. This equates to more than a quarter of the country’s onshore wind capacity.