Lawrence Landfill, South Wales Planning Permission Granted

August 26th, 2014
Lawrence Landfill

Lawrence Landfill

Planning permission granted from Pembrokeshire County Council to erect 2 wind turbines with hub heights of 60m and rotor diameters of 53m at the Lawrence Landfill Facility, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. This project will export 100% of electricity generated to the grid.

Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group (CLHEG) : DePuy (Ireland) & Janssen Biologics (Ireland)

June 9th, 2014

Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group LogoIn 2008, four healthcare manufacturing companies in Cork – DePuy (Ireland), Janssen Biologics (Ireland), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis – came together to co-operate on common cost and sutainability issues in relation to energy. These companies are responsible for the employment of 4,000 people and have invested well over €2 billion in the Cork region over the past 20 years. In addition, the four sites have a combined annual spend in excess of €100 million. The CLHEG project involved the installation of one Enercon E101 3MW wind turbine at each of the project sites. These wind turbines have a hub height of 100m and a rotor diameter of 100m giving an overall blade tip height of 150m. They are also the first Enercon E101’s to be installed in Ireland.

Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group 2DePuy and Janssen are part of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Family of Companies, where both companies are global leaders in providing healthcare solutions in orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine and neurosciences (DePuy), and research-based pharmaceuticals (Janssen).

WED were commissioned by DePuy (Ireland) and Janssen Biologics (Ireland) in early 2013 to facilitate and manage the wind analysis and turbine tender process with candidate turbine suppliers for the proposed wind turbines at both project sites. WED also negotiated the procurement of the Turbine Supply Agreement.

DePuy & Janssen


In June 2013, WED were appointed by DePuy (Ireland) and Janssen Biologics (Ireland) as Project Managers for the J&J Wind Turbine Project which consisted of the full management of design, construction, commissioning and handover of an Enercon E101 3MW wind turbine located within the boundary of each site. This included ensuring that works such as roads, site access, transport plans, drains, cable ducts, electrical installation and SCADA configuration were executed in line with Enercon’s wind turbine installation schedule. While also managing the integration of the wind turbines to generate electrical energy for each site into the existing national grid and site electrical distribution systems.

The DePuy (Ireland) project Balance of Plant works commenced in August 2013, with the wind turbine commissioned in March 2014. The Janssen Biologics (Ireland) project Balance of Plant works commenced in September 2013, with the wind turbine commissioned in April 2014. Both projects were officially opened on 29th May 2014.

The DePuy (Ireland) and Janssen Biologics (Ireland) wind turbine projects will generate up to 3MW of electricity each, improving environmental performance, reducing each site’s electricity costs by up to 30% and making them more attractive for inward investment. The projects will allow DePuy and Janssen to achieve a significant decrease in the CO2 emissions generated during their production processes, resulting in a positive impact for the environment. This equates to the removal of approximately 14,000 tonnes of C02 each year, or taking 7,300 cars off the road.

Janssen Wind Turbine under Construction

September 16th, 2013

Construction commences on the installation of a 3MW Enercon E101 wind turbine at the Janssen facility in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

DePuy Wind Turbine under Construction

August 26th, 2013

Construction commences on the installation of a 3MW Enercon E101 wind turbine at the DePuy facility in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Lynemouth (Bewick Wind Farm UK) Wind Turbine Commissioned

March 4th, 2013

Lynemouth Wind Turbine2Successful commissioning of a 2MW single turbine at Lynemouth, Northumberland, England.


Johnson & Johnson Wind Turbines

February 21st, 2013

Wind Energy Direct are please to announce they have been awarded the project management of Enercon E101 turbine installations at the Janssen & DePuy facilities, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. The services WED will supply for these projects are:

  • Wind & Yield Analysis/ Modelling
  • Turbine Tender Process
  • Consultancy on Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA)
  • Project Managed Construction Phase to Client Handover (TOC)
  • Grid Connection Process
  • Balance Of Plant – Electrical/ Civil


January 2nd, 2013

A happy new year to all our clients, contacts and suppliers from all the team at Wind Energy Direct!

WED UK Team Planning Update

December 20th, 2012

WED UK team submit two planning applications in Scotland for autoproduction turbine projects at Belliston Quarry, Arncroach, Fife and Jenkinsons, Bo’ness, Falkirk.  The WED UK team have also secured planning permission for a wind anemometry mast at a site in South Wales.

Planning Granted- Grady Joinery Wind Turbine.

December 4th, 2012

Wind Energy Direct has received consent from An Bord Pleanala to erect a wind turbine with a tip height of 125m at the Grady Joinery facility, Brackloonagh South, Charlestown, Co Mayo. Work will start on a turbine supply contract and BOP contracts early in the new year. This project is an autoproduction site.

Planning Granted – Co Monaghan Wind Turbine

November 7th, 2012

Wind Energy Direct has received planning consent from Monaghan County Council to erect a wind turbine with a hub height of 80m and rotor diameter up to 90m at the Castlecool Facility, Tullynamalra, Lough Egish, co Monaghan.  This project is an autoproduction site.