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SPOTLIGHT ON IRELAND


turbines and we aim to complete the handover of Athea to our SSE generation colleagues by December 2013. When completed, SSE’s Co. Limerick wind farms will have a combined generation capacity of 68MW, producing enough energy to power up to 350000 homes.”


FUTURE PROJECTS


Powerteam are currently working on a number of other wind farm projects in the UK and Ireland together with various large scale electrical infrastructure projects for customers such as Scottish Power, Northern Powergrid, Electricity North West and SSE.


Powerteam www.powerteam.eu.com


Image – L to R; John Ferris, Powerteam; Ghislain Demeuldre, Constructions Manager SSER and Seamus Lynch, Construction Project Manager, SSER


the harbour. The large decks enabled additional services, such as diving support, to be easily added improving the overall efficiency of the service.


SUPPORT


Uncertainty is coming into the industry as governments in Spain, Greece, Italy and even Germany threaten to introduce changes to the tax or tariffs that will reduce the revenue of wind farms. In this climate of uncertainty, the GWA can support wind farm owners by offering cost effective services.


And as mentioned


earlier – the key message is that the jump from an OEM to an ISP does not


P&O CREATE 20% MORE TIME IN THE WORKING DAY


When the owners of the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm were looking for an offshore solution to support their technicians, P&O responded rapidly with the conversion of the European Seaway. The vessel provided an offshore platform with accommodation for up to 140 technicians, avoiding the usual one-hour shuttle journey each way from


Six of the GWA members are Northern Ireland companies, and three of these - B9 Energy O&M, Bartons Industrial and Avex Ltd - are highlighted in separate articles within this Spotlight on Ireland feature.


FUTURE INDUSTRY GROWTH With wind installations forecast to grow by an average of 15% per year until at least 2016, the future looks bright. However our industry has not been immune to the economic recession.


have to be made in one go. The risk can be managed by making the transition in stages, balancing risk and reward to achieve an improved overall return.


Global Wind Alliance www.globalwindalliance.com


www.windenergynetwork.co.uk


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