New 12MW Wind Farm for Northern Ireland

Wind farm NI

Gaelectric has completed and will officially open its 12MW Monnaboy wind farm in Northern Ireland today. This new wind farm has created employment.

The £16.8m Derry project features four Enercon E-82 turbines with blade tip heights of 121.3 metres.

Some 25 full and part-time jobs have been created during Monnaboy’s development and construction, Gaelectric said.

The developer’s head of corporate affairs Patrick McClughan said: “The 12MW Monnaboy wind farm development is the third renewable energy project that Gaelectric has commissioned in Northern Ireland.

“This official opening marks yet another important milestone for our business and further strengthens Gaelectric’s platform in the energy market.”

He added: “Our total permitted portfolio now stands at 140MWs in Northern Ireland and represents a total investment of approximately £170million. This consolidates Gaelectric’s position as the largest indigenous renewable energy company in Northern Ireland, and we are proud to make a significant contribution to Northern Ireland’s renewable energy targets.”

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