Mount Lucas is one of the largest wind farms in Ireland with an investment value of about €140 million. The total export capacity of the project is 84 MW.

Situated in the Midlands of Ireland, the wind energy facility can supply the Irish grid with enough electricity to power 45,000 homes. Mount Lucas Wind Farm is on 1100 hectares of cutaway peatlands near Daingean, County Offaly, and includes 28 110-m-high wind turbines.

Nicholas O’Dwyer, acting as civil and structural engineering consultant, was responsible for delivering the design-build contract. This included detailed design of all wind farm access roads and a surface water drainage system, detailed design of wind farm access bridge over the Philipstown River and detailed design of upgrade works to public roads on routes to the wind farm.

In addition, we were responsible for the detailed design of crane hardstanding and all temporary works, full civil and structural detailed design of a new 110 kV substation for the wind farm and full architectural, structural and services design for the wind farm service building and visitor centre.