ESB’s Next Generation €360m Power Plant at Aghada Sets New Standards

ESB’s recently completed 435 megawatts natural gas-fired power plant at its Aghada site near Middleton in County Cork is the most efficient and cleanest large-scale thermal facility in Ireland and also one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The 435 megawatts Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant was built by global power engineering … Read more

Kedco to Develop €45 Million Waste-to-energy Plant in London

Cork-based bio-science energy company Kedco has been given clearance to commence construction of a €45 million waste-to-energy plant at Enfield in North London. Having recently received clearance from Enfield Council, Kedco is due to commence the 18 months construction project shortly. When completed, the new facility will convert 60,000 tonnes of waste wood a year … Read more

Healthcare Companies Plan Joint €30m Wind Energy Project in Cork

Four healthcare companies, based at Ringskiddy penisula, County Cork, have combined to develop a Eur30 million wind energy project to cut their electricity costs while also reducing their environmental impact. Centocor, DePuy, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have formed the Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group, which plans to build a total of seven 118m wind turbines on … Read more

Lita Lighting Relocates to Ireland and Plans Further Exansion

Lita Lighting, one of the world’s largest suppliers of LED lighting solutions, has announced the creation of up to 20 jobs in Dublin and plans to invest in a further 80-90 jobs at a manufacturing plant based in Cork, following the recent opening of its new headquarters in Finglas. Lita Lighting designs, manufactures and distributes … Read more

European Commission Gives €4.1m for Irish Nature Conservation Schemes

The European Commission today approved grants to restore raised bogs in County Westmeath and to improve water quality in the Special Conservation Area river, the Upper Blackwater in County Cork. The grants will be paid to Coillte in Westmeath and ‘Integrated Resource Development’ in Cork. Ireland’s raised bogs represent some of the finest examples of … Read more