Solar Farms Construction – 58 MWp (Meath, Kildare & Wicklow)
David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd. has teamed up with Omexom to construct 3 No. photovoltaic solar power plant projects for their client Neoen in partnership with BNRG.
Neoen is one of the world’s most dynamic independent producers of renewable energy, BNRG is a Dublin based developer and operator of solar power plants, has funded the Hilltown, Hortland and Millwall solar power plants in the counties of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow respectively. With a combined capacity of 58 MWp, the solar plants, jointly owned by Neoen and BNRG will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of 12,700 homes.
David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd. was the main civil contractor on the project responsible for delivering the following works:
- Construction of new sub-station Building and associated civil works at all sites
- Construction of approx. 4km of internal access roads within all sites
- Installation of approx. 4.5km of permanent deer fencing and gates around all sites
- Installation of approx. 10km of Grid Route ducting in field and public roads at all sites
- Excavation of MV and LV Trenches for facilitate the installation of approx. 65km of cabling and DC ducting within the solar farm sites.
The solar farm project is expected to be energised in 2022 and will among the first commercial solar farm sites to be completed in Ireland.