Case Study 2 – Kingsmountain & Indaver

Kingsmountain Wind Farm:
The GMC Utilities Group was involved in supporting ESBI during the construction stage of Kingsmountain Wind farm in county Sligo. ESB International, under a full turnkey contract with Airtricity, was responsible for the complete scope of works on this wind farm including procurement, engineering construction and commissioning. In addition to the wind farm itself, the project required the installation of a 19km underground cable connector and construction of a 110/20kV substation.

At the time of construction Kingsmountain was the largest wind farm in Ireland and the first to be connected at 110kV. The wind turbines used at the time were the largest individual wind turbines erected on-shore (Nordex N-80-60m)

Indaver Waste to Energy:
Under the European Waste Framework Directive and Landfill Directive Ireland is committed to recycling a large proportion of its waste. A residual fraction, however, or ‘black bin’ waste remains, which is unsuitable for recycling and is currently disposed of to landfill. Waste-to-energy technology provides a sustainable way of managing residual waste and to this end Indaver Ireland has developed such a facility at Duleek, Co. Meath, Ireland converting waste into renewable energy as an alternative to fossil fuels.
The GMC Utilities Group supported this green initiative by bringing power to the facility involving the installation of 5km of 38kv aluminium cabling along National roads and the construction of a38kv sub-station on the site. The cabling also involved crossing of the M1 Motorway by directional drilling.