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Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

Industrial training specialist, AIS Training is helping construction workers from Northern Ireland upskill to prepare for lucrative new wind contracts in Belfast. Four Belfast-workers from specialist offshore recruitment company, Orion Engineering, successfully achieved their offshore petroleum industry training organisation (OPITO) Rigger Stage 1 qualification at AIS Training’s 20-acre industrial training village in North Tyneside. Orion … Continue reading Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

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Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

Nordex has been awarded a contract for supply of wind turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland hits record for wind energy in 2013

Northern Ireland hit record heights in terms of wind energy in 2013. Last December, power generated by turbines regularly contributed upwards of 40% of the local electricity demand, according to the Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG). It said local wind farms now had the capacity to power 345,410 homes. The highest levels of wind … Continue reading Northern Ireland hits record for wind energy in 2013

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Wind power and marine energy in Northern Ireland

Rates of support for offshore wind energy will reduce as the cost of the technology comes down during the decade. Energy Minister, Arlene Foster today announced the banding levels for support under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) which will come into operation on 1 April 2013. The NIRO is the government’s mechanism for incentivising … Continue reading Wind power and marine energy in Northern Ireland

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