February 2018

Galway Wind Park wins at Green Awards 2018

The Galway Wind Park Delivery Team, which consists of SSE Renewables and Coillte as the Clients, and Roadbridge as Main Contractor, have had a fantastic double win at the 2018 Green Awards, which took place at the Clayton Burlington Road on 20th February 2018.

Shortly after picking up the title of the ‘Green Construction Project,’ the team were delighted to hear that they had also won the accolade of ‘Green Business of the Year,’ in what was the 10th year of these awards.

The judges made a special note of the efforts that were made throughout the planning, construction, and now on into operational phase of the 169MW capacity Wind Park, to work in a sustainable fashion and employ best practice techniques.  This project has the capacity to generate enough energy to power up to 140,000 homes and can offset up to 220,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year of operation, over traditional fossil fuel combustion.

View from the top of one of the new turbines

For more information on this project and the initiatives employed, please see the Galway Wind Park Sustainability Impact Report that was produced for the project.