New €180m power station to be built in Mayo 5 years ago

New €180m power station to be built in Mayo

Big news for Mayo.

Plans for a new €180m power station were announced today and it will see up to 350 construction jobs being created in Mayo when building beings later this month.

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The power station will be located in Killala on the site of the old Asahi factory, according to RTÉ News, and the plant will produce enough electricity to power around 68,000 homes.

Planning has already been granted to the sites developers, Mayo Renewable Power, and the construction is expected to be completed by 2017.

Thirty full time jobs will be created once the plant is fully operational. The Killala plant will be powered by wood-chip biomass, as well as other plant material including willow and miscanthus.

Speaking about the plant at today’s announcement, Enda Kenny said: “It will be the largest biomass power station to have been built in this country to date and will contribute to reducing our greenhouse emissions.”

You can find out more about the project over on the plant’s official website.

Pic via mayorenewablepower.ie