SSE has started construction of the 18MW Leanamore wind farm in county Kerry in Ireland.

The start of work at the project was first reported in subscriber-only newsletter reNEWS last week.

The nine turbines are scheduled to start arriving at the wind farm in August, with Leanamore expected to be fully operational by January 2018.

SSE project manager for Leanamore Seamus Lynch said: “With the wind farm due to be fully operational this time next year, there is a lot of work to do in the next six months in advance of turbine delivery.”

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