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Obelisk builds tallest met mast in Ireland

Posted: 25th October 2019

Obelisk has recently completed the development of a new Wind Farm in Mayo, featuring the tallest met mast in Ireland, spanning approximately 120m.

Oweninny Power Wind Farm, situated just outside Bellacorick is owned by Oweninny Power DAC and is a joint venture project between ESB and Bord na Móna. The project was delivered by Obelisk who designed, built and installed the new Wind farm at Oweninny bog over two phases.

The Wind Farm now generates renewable electricity for approximately 100,000 homes within the domestic electricity market in Ireland.

Phase 1 was completed in 2019 and had six main construction elements including the installation of 29 wind turbines, construction of an electrical substation and the installation of underground cables from the wind turbines to the substation.

Phase 2 incorporated the construction of the 120m met mast, which was installed to monitor met conditions. The met mast has the capacity to export 172 Megawatts (MW) of electricity and will achieve a reduction of 210,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) annually.

Garry Smith, Project Manager said:

We delivered this project as a complete turnkey package for ESB and Bord na Móna. We utilised the latest technology and methodologies to deliver the project safely, on time and within budget.

Jarlath Finnegan, CEO of Obelisk also commented:

We're really proud to be involved in such an innovative renewable energy project and it truly reflects the breadth of skills across our workforce and our commitment to delivering world class renewable energy.

The Oweninny Wind Farm project demonstrates our focus on innovation and growing our service offering in Ireland and across the world.

For further information on the services we offer, visit https://obelisk.com/renewables

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