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Mountlucas Wind Farm
Construction up-date
March 2013
John Reilly
Bord Na Mona PowerGen – Generating Assets
What We Do: Business Development Group
– Target: Grow Generating capacity in a sustainable manner
– Strategy in Line with achievement of National & EU Policy Objectives
Site Location
1,100 ha Site / 80 MW Potential
Project Development Milestones
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Resource Assessment commenced 2005
Grid Connection Application 2006
Design work (layout) / optimisation 2007/8
Planning Application & EIS Submitted
2009
• Planning Permission – Dec 2010
Energy Policy Landscape
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Energy Policy White Paper 2007
NREAP Submission July 2010
42% RES-E target (2020)
Majority RES will be wind
REFIT 2 – 3,900 MW
Co-firing of peat stations
(REFIT) ~30% by 2015
• Grid 25 – Infrastructure
Development & Gate 3+
• Flexible plant needed to
complement wind – remuneration
of same
Achieving Financial Close
• Planning Permission – Dec 2010 (conditions)
• Gate 3 Grid Connection offer – Apr 2011
(€€’s) – Helps clarify project timelines
• Procurement Process: May 2010 – Oct 2012
• Awaiting key policy & regulatory decisions:
– REFiT2 (off-take agreement)
– Treatment of curtailment
• Construction commenced – Feb 2012
• Financial Close / Project Approval Oct 2012
Public Road Up-grades
R402 Upgrade – 1km stretch between Ballinagar & Daingean
Wind Farm Substation
110 kV Network Connection
Contestable Build: Critical Path
Project Consortium
Civil Works
CAREYS
Wind Turbine
Supply &
Commissioning
Electrical
Balance of Plant
(EBOP) Works
Project Works
• 28 x 3 MW wind turbines
• Turbine details
– Siemens 3.0 MW DD turbines
– 100m hub height, 150m blade tip
• Internal road network ~ 21km
• ~ 6.5 km public roads upgraded
• New 110 kV wind farm substation and
collector network
Public Road Up-grades
R402 Upgrade – 3.25km stretch from Daingean to Killoneen
Main street, Daingean
Public Road Up-grades
R402 Upgrade – 3.25km stretch from Daingean to Killoneen
East of Daingean town
Public Road Up-grades
R402 Upgrade – 3.25km stretch from Daingean to Killoneen
Killoneen Hill, east of Daingean
Public Road Up-grades
R400 Upgrade – ~ 2.25km From R402 to eastern site entrance
Site Roads
Eastern Site Entrance from R400
Mountlucas Layout
Site Roads
Site Roads
Site Roads
Crane Hardstands
Crane Hardstands
Turbine Foundations - Excavation
Turbine Foundations - Blinding
Turbine Foundations – Steel Fixing
Project Works: To Do
• Complete Internal Road network & north
access to site – Summer 2013
• Complete Network Connection: Site
energisation May 2013
• Complete construction of turbine
foundations: Sept 2013
• Turbine Delivery Nov 2013
• Installation & Commissioning Q1 2014
Mountlucas Delivery Phase
Direct Employment
• 150 directly involved at peak
construction summer 2013
• ~1,000 additional jobs constructing
the wire
• ~10 full time long term jobs in
operations & maintenance
In-direct Employment
• 00’s of jobs in spin-off activities
• Services, accommodation, catering
• Logistics
Delivering Employment
An Emerging Opportunity
Mountlucas a “show case” project
Unique Nature of BnM Land Banks
Clean Energy Hub
• C. 20,000 ha located in East
Midlands, ‘close’ to UK
• Large land parcels reduce
impact of setback distances
• Most sites connected together
reducing way-leave cost and
impact of cable runs
50km
35km
Mount Lucas Windfarm
• 80 MW on 1,100 ha site
• Mount Lucas x 15 = 1.2 GW
80 MW
Mount Lucas Site
CONFIDENTIAL COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE
Bruckana/Lisheen ~100 MW
20 x Bruckana/Lisheen = 2 GW
Powering the Midlands Economy
A New Contract with Nature
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