The Lenalea Wind Farm project in central Donegal has completed the first pour of low carbon concrete for the project’s turbine foundations.
The construction milestone was announced for Global Wind Day today.
Concrete pours for the wind farm’s seven turbine foundations are scheduled to take place over the coming weeks.
The new 30 MW onshore wind farm, which will be capable of generating enough renewable energy to power over 20,000 homes and offset 20 million Kg of carbon per annum, is expected to be completed in late 2023. A substantial Community Fund will be available once the project becomes operational.
The Lenalea Wind Farm project is located in the rural upland setting of central Donegal, approximately 10km southwest of Letterkenny and within the townlands of Cark, Killmansey, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh. The site is also located in close proximity to SSE Renewables’ existing Meentycat Wind Farm.
Delivery of the Lenalea Wind Farm project represents a joint total capital investment of around €36 million by development partners SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland.