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RES sells N. Ireland wind project to Airtricity

1007959_wind_turbine1RES has announced it will sell its eight-turbine Slieve Divena Phase II wind farm project (PDF) in Northern Ireland to Airtricity Developments Ltd.

Slieve Divena Phase II was granted planning consent in 2007 and will be situated near Sixmilecross in County Tyrone. It is a 20-megawatt extension to the existing 30-megawatt Slieve Divena wind farm, which became operational this March. The phase II development is expected to generate enough electricity for some 11,000 homes every year and provide a significant boost to Northern Ireland’s renewable energy generation.

The existing 12-turbine Slieve Divena wind farm was also developed by RES before being sold to Airtricity in 2007.

The acquisition by Airtricity of the Slieve Divena extension expands the company’s Northern Ireland wind farm portfolio, which also includes facilities at Tappaghan, Bin Mountain, Bessy Bell and Slieve Kirk.

A date for the commencement of construction of the phase II extension has yet to be decided.

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