Galway Wind Park is a 174MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Galway, Ireland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2017. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Coillte Cuideachta Ghniomhaiochta Ainmnithe, Finavera Wind Energy and SSE Ireland. Greencoat Renewables and SSE Renewables (Ireland) are currently owning the project.

The project generates 600GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 140,000 households, offsetting 220,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $335.41m.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the Galway Wind Park (Galway Wind Park Phase I), site are 89.5m high.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in June 2017.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to SSE Airtricity under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 174MW.

Contractors involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 58 units of SWT-3.0-101 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Galway Wind Park (Galway Wind Park Phase I) for a period of 5 years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Galway Wind Park (Galway Wind Park Phase II) for a period of 15 years.

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About Coillte Cuideachta Ghniomhaiochta Ainmnithe

Coillte Cuideachta Ghniomhaiochta Ainmnithe (Coillte) is a commercial service company that provides services in forestry, land based businesses, renewable energy and panel products. The company provides panel products includes coillte panel products, medite, smartply and medite tricoya products, among others. It offers management of forests to deliver social, economic environmental benefits. Coillte provides services includes log sales, farm forestry services, plant sales, laboratory services, and also venturing in land sales and development, telecommunications and renewable energy, among others. The company offers recreation opportunities, protects cultural heritage and improves water quality, among others. It provides forestry business includes log sales and forestry services. The company caters in Newtownmountkennedy, Castle troy, Mullingar, Santry, Castle island, Portlaoise, Oran, Boyle, Ballybofey, Cahir and Enniscorthy, Ireland. Coillte is headquartered in Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland.


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