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Three new photovoltaic power plants in Ireland

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In Ireland, Omexom's teams in France, in partnership with Omexom in the UK and RoI, have been awarded 3 photovoltaic solar power plant projects for their client Neoen, associated with BNRG. The first Millvale photovoltaic plant was inaugurated on April 29.

An important step towards renewable energy in Ireland

Located west and south of Dublin and totalling over 58 MWp, these projects are part of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auctions launched by the Irish authorities.

These projects, the first of their type and size, are subject to immediate  EPC contracts  to supply electricity to the grid within 12 months during the project’s evolution.

PV power plants - Omexom - Ireland

They will then be followed by Operation & Maintenance contracts for a period of 20 years.

Despite the conditions linked to the COVID pandemic when the project starts, all remote exchanges between the offer teams and the customer have been constructive and fruitful in order to reach this positive conclusion. Omexom become an important player in this emerging market in Ireland.

The teams in France and in the UK and RoI are proud to contribute to what is an important step towards renewable energy in the country.

The first large-scale solar farm energized in the Republic of Ireland

On April 29  the Millvale  photovoltaic plant was inaugurated, the first step  in this important project, thanks to the synergy between our different Omexom teams!

Still have two other Solar Farms to complete in the coming weeks.

 

These plants will produce about 53  GWh per year, the equivalent yearly consumption of 12,700 homes in Ireland. They will avoid the emission  of 17,000 tons of CO2 each year.

This project is important for Ireland as it is a part of the country’s energy policy which has set itself the target of achieving 80% renewable energy in its electricity mix by 2030. 

Inauguration of the Millvale Solar Farm

Eamon Ryan the Minister of the Environment, Climate and Communications in Ireland attended  to the opening ceremony  as the symbolic of having photovoltaic energy in Ireland as an important asset in the energetic mix of the country.

Discover the project in video