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Crockdun Wind Farm

Key Information

Location Loughmacrory, Co Tyrone

Client ESB Wind Development Ltd

Consultant Williams & Shaw

Overall Project Value £6 million

About This Project

Crockdun wind farm in County Tyrone is forecast to deliver enough clean, green, indigenous electricity equivalent to the needs of approximately 5,700 homes.

It is expected that the Crockdun wind farm will save emissions in the order of 14,200 tonnes of CO2 annually.

MDE were appointed as the Electrical Contractor of choice to successfully complete the electrical installations at the newly constructed of the Crockdun wind energy project.

The wind farm is located on the southern slopes of Copney Hill, along the ridge between the hilltops of Loughmacrory Hill and Crockdun, Omagh. Issues around the project included working at height, inclement weather conditions and site access restrictions.

The scope of our work included all electrical works associated with the electrical substation; including procurement, installation, testing and commissioning.

MDE were an integral member of the expert construction team which were appointed by ESB to undertake the works on the Crockdun Wind Farm project.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Working at height.
  • Site restrictions/access/egress.
  • Unforeseen/adverse site and weather conditions.
  • Risk management.