5th September 2023:
Energia Renewables are pleased to announce that the construction of Crossmore Wind Farm in County Clare has begun with the installation of the contractors’ compound on site. Preliminary works, including passing bay construction and public road widening, are also underway.
The Energia Renewables are holding a public information event at the Lissycasey Community Centre on Thursday 7th September from 3-8pm to provide information on the wind farm and construction timeline.
The Energia construction team and main contractors, including representatives from Wills Bros. Civil Engineering Ltd. and Mainline Electrical Contractors Ltd., will be on hand to answer questions from local businesses.
Business opportunities during the construction phase include:
Pat Tierney, Head of Construction for Energia Renewables, said: “We want to ensure that Crossmore Wind Farm will benefit the local area. That’s why we’re keen to hear from local businesses, suppliers and contractors. Projects of this nature inevitably require some workers from outside the local area and we are keen to hear from anyone who has local accommodation to let.”
Local residents are also invited to attend the event to find out more about the wind farm and sign up to a text messaging service to receive regular construction updates.
Energia Group is planning to invest around €49.5m into the local economy through the 7-turbine Crossmore Wind Farm. The 25.2MW project will help Ireland reach its 80% renewable electricity target by 2030, reducing Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuels and increasing security of energy supply. The wind farm will operate an annual community benefit fund, which will support community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects in the local area. The fund will begin allocating project grants one year after the start of commercial operation.
Energia have created a web page, where they are posting regular construction updates. They will also be operating a text messaging service for anyone who would like to receive updates on their mobile. To find out more, email the Energia Community Liaison Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.