Construction of Old Mill Wind Farm in County Monaghan, Ireland, for which Natural Power provided owner’s engineer services has been completed. The wind farm was energised at the beginning of September and has been exporting power since November. The site comprises six GE 2.85-103 turbines with an installed capacity of 17.1MW and is owned by Belgian company, Storm.
David Dunne, Construction Project Manager for the project and based at Natural Power’s Dublin office, said: “As owner’s engineer on this project, we have worked closely with Storm throughout an extended pre-construction phase and with all stakeholders through a challenging construction phase to successfully reach commercial operations. As our Irish construction portfolio continues to grow, this latest completion further establishes Natural Power’s credentials as a trusted technical adviser in the Irish renewable energy market.”
Old Mill Wind Farm is just one of seven construction/owners’ engineer contracts that the Dublin office is currently managing on behalf of a range of top clients including NTR, Impax Asset Management and Element Power.
Filip Leonard at Storm, said: “We selected Natural Power for this job based on experience and local presence. During the project, Natural Power stayed on top of things and proved to be the reliable, pragmatic partner we needed to materialise the wind farm. The enthusiasm and continued engagement of the team contributed to the successful completion of the project.”
Established in the mid 1990s, Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider. The company offers proactive and integrated consultancy, management and due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, renewable heat, solar pv and hydro sectors, whilst maintaining a strong outlook on other new and emerging renewable energy sectors.
Natural Power has been at the heart of many groundbreaking projects, products and portfolios for more than two decades, assisting project developers, investors, manufacturers, research houses and other consulting companies. With its iconic Scottish headquarters, The Green House, Natural Power has expanded internationally to work in 32 countries, and now employs over 320 renewable energy experts. This project experience spans a portfolio of 69GW which is equivalent to powering 4.7m UK homes.