Gaelectric starts work on NI 42MW

Gaelectric has started construction of its 42MW Dunbeg wind farm in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

Located mid-way between Limavady and Coleraine, Dunbeg will consist of 14 Enercon wind turbines with a maximum hub height of 80 metres and a blade diameter of 90 metres. 

The wind farm is due to be fully operational by mid 2014.

The £58m ($96.1m) project is part of £600m it is planning to invest in Northern Ireland, said the developer.

Gaelectric opened its first wind facility in Northern Ireland in May 2013, and has nine wind farms and 123MW worth of projects there. 

Gaelectric is also developing what it claims is a unique Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) facility at Larne, County Antrim.