Renewable energy plant set to create 200 new jobs

Evermore Renewable EnergyA green energy firm is set to create 200 construction jobs during the building of a new £80 million renewable energy plant in Northern Ireland.

Evermore Renewable Energy has secured a multi-million investment to build the first of its kind renewable energy power plant in Londonderry Port and Harbour, Lisahally.

The 15-megawatt plant is expected to be fully operational by 2015 and will increase the amount of renewable energy currently generated in Northern Ireland by 10 per cent.

Ciaran Devine, co-founder of Evermore said: “We are making a serious commitment to the Northern Ireland energy market. Working with the best partners in technology, fuel supply and financing we hope to show that Northern Ireland is a great place to do business so that further inward investment will follow.”

Welcoming the announcement, Northern Ireland’s Energy Minister, Arlene Foster said: “The Evermore plant will make an important contribution towards Northern Ireland’s 2020 renewable energy targets.

“It is a wonderful example of local, national and international co-operation and I am particularly pleased to note that this is the first Northern Ireland project to secure funding from the Green Investment Bank. I congratulate all those involved in securing this significant investment for the North West.”

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