Case Study – Meedadreen Windfarm

Successful Design, Build & Install of Ireland’s Biggest Wind Farm

Client

Energia is one of Ireland’s leading wind farm operators and tendered for the delivery of a 38 turbine, 95MW wind farm in Meedadreen, Co. Donegal. Our team was chosen to design, build, and install this prestigious project.

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  • Project
    Meedadreen Windfarm
  • Location
    Meedadreen, Co. Donegal
  • Client
    Energia
  • Completion
    2019

Challenge

Meedadreen in Co. Donegal is a remote location, with very limited access to roads and an almost non-existent road infrastructure adjacent to the site itself. Nearly 28k of roads would be required as a first step in the development, while Donegal’s rich environmental heritage means all project stakeholders need to be fully aware of their responsibilities in this context. Contractors would also need to maintain positive working relationships with people, landowners, and stakeholders in the region.

Work

Civil engineering and infrastructure development would play a crucial role in the ultimate success of this project and the large numbers involved reflected the size of the task.

Working closely with Eirgrid, we completed all civil design for grid connection from Cloghers 110kV substation to Mulreavy 38kV substation.

In co-operation with ESB networks, right throughout the grid connection design and installation phases, we ensured all works were completed in accordance with ESBN specifications.

Throughout the life of the project, our team engaged with the local community on a weekly basis, while wind farm walks and community centre talks educated and informed the local residents.
On major rural developments, environmental protection is crucial. By employing a full-time environmental officer onsite throughout works, we made sure that stringent monitoring requirements and controls were in place to comply with environmental requirements.

Results