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Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of a 100 % equity interest in Brookfield Renewable’s onshore wind business in Ireland and the UK, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). BRI is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms headquartered in Cork, Ireland. BRI has a portfolio of 389 MW in operation and under construction, 149 MW … Continue reading Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Natural Power advises Cloncreen Wind Farm

Natural Power has supported Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as lenders technical advisor to reach financial close for the 75.6MW, 21-turbine, Cloncreen Wind Farm in County Offaly, Ireland. The project achieved financial close in May 2021 with Natural Power delivering technical due diligence for the lenders during the project financing phase. … Continue reading Natural Power advises Cloncreen Wind Farm

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RWE to launch innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy players, is to establish its first test centre to investigate the potential of innovative airborne wind energy technologies. Planning permission to build the new facility in County Mayo, Ireland, has now been granted and construction of the site infrastructure is expected to begin later this year. RWE … Continue reading RWE to launch innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland

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Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

Ireland’s plans for developing offshore wind are starting to take real shape with two new large projects in the pipeline. The Moneypoint and Codling wind farms would between them bring nearly 3 GW of offshore wind capacity to the Emerald Isle’s coasts in the next decade. Offshore wind will play a significant role in Ireland’s … Continue reading Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

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Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 December … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to wind power in Ireland

Vestas has secured an order for 30 MW at the Lenalea wind farm in Ireland being developed by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy. Vestas will supply and install seven V117-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.3 MW operational mode at the project, which is located in County Donegal. The wind turbines will be serviced through … Continue reading Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to wind power in Ireland

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Iberdrola strengthens its commitment to offshore wind energy and acquires 3 GW in Ireland

The company already operates offshore wind farms in UK and German waters, with new developments in the UK, US and France · Including Ireland, Japan, Sweden and Poland, Iberdrola’s offshore wind pipeline now exceeds 30 GW. Iberdrola has added to its offshore wind ambitions, with entry into the market in Ireland, as the company seeks … Continue reading Iberdrola strengthens its commitment to offshore wind energy and acquires 3 GW in Ireland

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Vestas wind turbines for 75 MW of wind energy in Ireland

Vestas has secured an order for the 75 MW Cloncreen project in Ireland from the Irish climate solutions company Bord na Móna. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 21 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, maximising power … Continue reading Vestas wind turbines for 75 MW of wind energy in Ireland

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Wind energy in Ireland, Vestas’ wind turbines for 63 MW wind farm

Following the RESS1 Auction in Ireland, Vestas has secured a 63 MW order for two wind projects from Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer and a global company in energy market operations. “Statkraft is playing a leading role in the global transition to a low carbon future and is really pleased to fund and construct … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland, Vestas’ wind turbines for 63 MW wind farm

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Statkraft to build, sell and manage two Irish wind power plants

Statkraft has decided to construct Cloghan and Taghart wind farms in Ireland. In addition, the company has agreed to sell the wind farms to Greencoat Renewables PLC while retaining responsibility for the construction and the long-term operation and management, in line with Statkraft’s strategy to build, sell, operate and trade power. Cloghan (37.8MW) is located … Continue reading Statkraft to build, sell and manage two Irish wind power plants

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Offshore Wind Farm virtual public exhibition launched

In order to provide residents of Dublin and Wicklow with the opportunity to find out about the proposed Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm, an online virtual public exhibition platform has been launched on the project website www.dublinarray.com. Dublin Array offshore wind farm, a joint venture between RWE Renewables Ireland and Saorgus Energy, with RWE leading … Continue reading Offshore Wind Farm virtual public exhibition launched

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Ireland to meet 2020 wind energy target

The new figures show that Ireland is on track to meet its 2020 wind energy target after a few months of new wind turbines additions. The 2020 target is to get 40% of the country’s electricity from renewables, and figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) show that wind provided 28.5% of Ireland’s electricity … Continue reading Ireland to meet 2020 wind energy target

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First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

Ireland’s Transmission System Operator EirGrid has reported the results of the first auction round under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1). The RESS-1 auction system is comprised of three different auction pots: a first pot for solar projects only, a second pot is for community projects and a third pot, the so-called “general pot” … Continue reading First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

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Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

After long and difficult political discussions, Ireland has succeeded in forming a new government. The new three-party government coalition between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party marks unknown territory for Ireland. Before agreeing to the coalition, the three parties had to make a number of political compromises, amongst them a shared term: Fianna … Continue reading Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

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Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in UK & Ireland

The UK and Irish Region, comprises two distinct wind power markets. In the UK, we have typically operated at between 12 to 14 per cent of the market share for new wind farm orders, and monopolised just over 30 per cent of the market landscape last year. In real numbers, this amounts to a current … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in UK & Ireland

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Wind energy in Ireland

In more positive news for the renewables sector, wind energy was Ireland’s top source of electricity in the first quarter of 2020, figures released earlier this week showed. In total, wind power generated 3,390 gigawatt hours (GWh) in the first three months of the year, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Wind’s nearest … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland

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Ireland wind energy adds 460 MW in 2019

The Irish wind power sector recorded a record year in 2019 after developers added 463 MW of new wind farm capacity and provided a third of the country’s electricity demand, according to new figures. The Irish Wind Energy Association’s annual report said the 12-month haul was the industry’s second-best for new connections and the 32.5% … Continue reading Ireland wind energy adds 460 MW in 2019

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EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

The EDF Group has acquired a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, dedicated to wind and solar energy across the globe, will now partner with Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, which already owns 50% to develop and build the project. The Codling project is … Continue reading EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

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Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

In November, the Nordex Group received orders totalling 128 MW from seven customers from Ireland, Germany, France and Sweden. Construction of the wind power projects will start in 2020 and 2021.  The N149/4.0-4.5, N100/3300 and N117/3600 wind turbines were in this instance the machines in demand, and this variety of wind turbines ordered once again … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

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