Kilathmoy Wind Farm
The Kilathmoy wind farm on the border between Limerick and Kerry counties in south-west Ireland marks an important mile stone for Statkraft as its first wind farm development in the Republic of Ireland.
The 7 turbine wind farm is currently under construction and will have the capacity to produce 23.1 MW of renewable energy or the equivalent of powering approximately 16,800 Irish homes.
“We are very pleased to announce our first investment decision in Irish renewables. Statkraft is already Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy and sees Ireland as a key market given its significant renewable energy resources. We are already playing a leading role in the transition to a low carbon future and believe that our experience and capabilities will be of service to Ireland in this transition over the coming years,” says Kevin O’Donovan, Managing Director of Statkraft Ireland.
Construction of Kilathmoy Wind Farm started in November 2018. The project will use seven Nordex N100 turbine 3.3 MW wind turbines and is expected to be fully commissioned in late 2019. The total investment in the project, including the site purchase and development costs, is expected to amount to 31.5 million Euro.