Construction Project Updates

The purpose of this communication is to provide an update on the trial run for the delivery of turbine components for Phase 2 of Oweninny Wind Farm Bellacorick Co. Mayo

The trial run is currently scheduled to occur on the 11th of January 2022.  In the interest of public safety, the trial run will be undertaken at night.

This trial run will involve turbine delivery vehicles travelling along the delivery route from Donegal to the wind farm site near Bellacorrick.   Similar to previous trial runs, this trial run will be undertaken by a specialist contractor and will be escorted by An Garda Síochána.

In advance of this trial run we wish to thank you for your continued cooperation and support during the construction on Phase 2 of the Oweninny Wind Farm.  Should you require more detailed information on this matter please contact .

For an update on the construction progress of Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2, please download the latest Project Newsletter here.

For an update on the construction progress of Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2, please download the latest Project Newsletter here.

Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended

(Notice of Material Alteration to ABP SID Permission 16.PA0029)


Oweninny Power 2 Designated Activity Company (OP2DAC) has applied to An Bord Pleanála to alter the terms of the previously approved Oweninny Wind Farm Development and associated works at Bellacorick Co. Mayo. The alteration sought is described as follows:

To construct a supplementary delivery route to bypass the Western Way Bridge on the N59. The proposed works are intended to further facilitate abnormal loads being delivered to the nearby Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 development, in particular wind turbine components.

The An Bord Pleanála case reference number for the alteration request is ABP-309043-20. The plans and particulars relating to the proposed alteration (including the NIS and the details of the request) may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) at the following locations during public opening hours for a period of 4 weeks commencing on 20th April 2021:

  • Mayo County Council Planning Department at Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

17th February 2021:  Construction works on Phase 2 of Oweninny Wind Farm will commence this month. This exciting phase of the project builds on the successful completion of 89MW Phase 1 of the project, as well as on decades-long history of indigenous electricity generation in this part of Mayo.

Over the coming weeks, Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 intends to commence pre-construction enabling works. These works will include the opening of the site construction entrance off the N59 and preparation of the site. A traffic management plan will be implemented to ensure, as far as possible, that local people are not inconvenienced during this period. It is anticipated that the main civil works will commence before Christmas 2020 and will be substantially complete in early 2022

To keep you informed of all relevant project updates, and in light of recent COVID 19 restrictions, Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 is providing the option to subscribe to our postal service should we not be in a position to call to your home to deliver project specific newsletters/letters.

If you wish to participate in this service for the Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 project, please click here

To keep you informed of all relevant construction updates in relation to the Construction of Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2, Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2, are providing residents the option to join a text message update service which will keep you informed of key activities (e.g. road works, turbine deliveries etc.) during the construction phase of the project.

If you wish to participate in this free text message service, please click here

Please note you can Opt-Out of the service at any time.

Oweninny Wind Farm wins Best Project Of The Year Award

The Oweninny Wind Farm was delighted to be selected as the winner of the ‘Best Project Of The Year’ award at the Irish Wind Industry Awards 2020.


Oweninny Wind Farm wins Most Considerate Site Runner Up Award

The Oweninny Wind Farm was honoured to recieve the ‘Most Considerate Site Runner Up Award’ at the Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards 2019.

The project achieved an average score over the site assessment visits of 46.5 out of 50 and was awarded three innovations.  These included the application of the award-winning Blivet UV system, the planting of wildflowers around the site to create a pollinator-friendly zone, and the use of aircraft-style marshalling wands by the banksman to control reversing vehicles.

Construction Video Gallery

ESB and Bord na Móna  - Partners in Natural Energy

As part of the commitment to a low-carbon future, ESB and Bord na Móna continue to invest in renewable forms of energy such as the Oweninny Wind Farm located in Co Mayo.

The wind turbines for this development were shipped to Killybegs port in Co Donegal, after which they were carefully and safely transported to the Oweninny site.

Please click these links to learn more about the development, or to take a closer look at the significant work involved in the delivery and transportation of turbine components or view a blade lift.  Alternatively view the video gallery below*

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