Our photo shows Enspec Field Engineer Duncan Lynch taking advantage of the September sunshine while commissioning a 33kV 15MVAr C-Type Harmonic Filter at the Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm in Co. Roscommon, Ireland for our client Gaeltec Utilities Limited.
When operational, the Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm will comprise of 20 wind turbines and a substation. It will have an export capacity of 58 Megawatts (MW) which will supply the equivalent of approximately 37,700 households
Duncan and his fellow engineer Peter French were there commission the harmonic filter. Duncan said “the weather was great and we enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions throughout. That was an unexpected bonus for September. Our accommodation was also really memorable as we stayed in a former convent which was great. We’re looking forward to our next visit to Ireland”.
Turbine installation commenced on site at the end of July. All 20 are pre-assembled and 11 turbines have been fully installed with the rest expected to be installed in Q4 2016.
The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm development will include a Community Benefit Scheme to deliver improved local amenities and recreational facilities as well as support for local projects. To date the project has been a huge success for all involved.