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Mainstream and Sinovel deliver 1 GW of wind in Ireland

Mainstream Renewable Power and wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group will build 1 GW of wind energy projects in Ireland by 2016.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

Mainstream will develop and construct the projects, with Sinovel providing wind turbines. Sinovel could consider local supply chain opportunities in Ireland if the Irish Government commits to long-term wind targets.

Sinovel’s Senior Vice President Lecheng Li, says: “The first of these projects in Ireland will go into construction later this year and we plan to supply Mainstream with a steady flow of turbines through 2012 and 2013 reaching an average of 250 MW per annum from 2014 onwards. As we gain certainty on project execution schedules we will review our plans for localising operation and maintenance activities as well as possible component manufacturing.”

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