Galway Wind Park, Cardiff

7 December, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Work begins on the new wind farm.
Work begins on the new wind farm.

About this event

Galway Park Park consists of four wind farms – Cloosh, Lettercraffroe, Seecon and Uggool. When operational it will have the capacity to generate enough green energy to power around 84,000* homes, equivalent to almost 90% of the homes in Co. Galway.

The turbines for Phase 1 are currently being delivered and installed by Siemens. As part of Coillte and SSE's commitment to the local economy, Galway Harbour is playing a key role in this phase of the project. The turbine tops (or 'nacelles'), hubs, blades and other ancillary turbine components are being shipped to Galway Harbour, while the larger tower components will be transported to the site from Foynes, Co. Limerick. The deliveries are taking place in the early hours of the morning to minimise traffic and disruption to local residents.

In August, the project reached a major milestone, with the first turbine fully installed at Phase 1 of the site. Turbine installation at Phase 2 of the project is due to commence from November, and all turbines are expected to be installed by mid-2017.

This event is co-badged with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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Speaker

Jim Mulcair - Chairman of Roadbridge Ltd

Jim Mulcair

After graduating from University College Dublin, with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering, Jim joined Roadbridge Civil Engineering as a site engineer. Taking a year out to further his studies he graduated from St. Louis University, USA with a masters degree in Structural Engineering in 1986.

On completing his studies and returning to Roadbridge, Jim has worked on a wide range of projects both domestic and further afield, honing the leadership, and business skills necessary to rise steadily through the Roadbridge organisation to become chairman in 2012. Under Jim's leadership Roadbridge has gained a reputation for delivering all projects on time and within budget.

In 2004 Jim was elected a fellow of Engineers Ireland.

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