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    Wind Turbines

    In September 2006, Ar_Arq_Ireland in association with sub-consultants Buro Happold Ltd conducted a feasibility study for the wind turbines on behalf of Dublin City Council. The study was part-funded (80%) by Sustainable Energy Ireland, with the remainder by Dublin City Council. The wind turbines were erected in February 2008. Now that the construction works are completed, the process of commissioning and monitoring of the turbines continues with energy generated being measured for different weather conditions over the next 12 months. As a result, in May 2010 real-time information will be provided on-line on the City Council’s website showing how much energy is generated as well as the Park’s contribution to annual CO2 savings for Dublin.

    The turbines are estimated to save 320 tonnes of CO2 per annum. The turbines have a rotor diameter of 15 metres. The overall height of the turbine to blade tip is 32.5 metres.
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    The park, Fr. Collins Park, is an excellent resource for the community providing cycling, waking, skate boarding etc. Although at a total cost of €20 Million it would want to be good.

    Thing is, I rarely see the turbines in operation. Yesterday evening all five were stopped in spite of a steady breeze. No sign of the real time web info either.

    Anyone know why ?
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    I drive past there regularly and i have only ever seen one turbine working once. They look more like decorations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmacc View Post
    I drive past there regularly and i have only ever seen one turbine working once. They look more like decorations.
    Yep, that's about all I've ever seen too.

    Dublin City Council: A City That Works

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    Title: “Dublin – A City that Works”

    Date: Friday 23rd April 2010

    Venue: Croke Park Conference Centre
    A City that works. Eh, the turbines don't work ..
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    All five still stopped.

    My phonecalls to DCC reveal that the windmills are in the process of being commisioned.

    Me hole.

    Another 20 Million.
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    So, January 27th 2011.

    All five still stopped.

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    Turns out the project was managed in some way by some crowd called MCO.

    MCO developed out of a State owned company called Temple Bar Properties Ltd., or something along those lines.

    That company was headed up initially by Paddy Teahon I think. Wasn't he once a Secretary General in the Taoiseach's Department ?

    I wonder was there any other windmill or stadium projects where MCO failed to get the windmills to work ?

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    No maintenance carried out since they were put up I'll bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EUrJokingMeRight View Post
    No maintenance carried out since they were put up I'll bet.
    I'm not a betting machine, but I'd bet the opposite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvotingMachine0197 View Post
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    The park, Fr. Collins Park, is an excellent resource for the community providing cycling, waking, skate boarding etc. Although at a total cost of €20 Million it would want to be good.

    Thing is, I rarely see the turbines in operation. Yesterday evening all five were stopped in spite of a steady breeze. No sign of the real time web info either.

    Anyone know why ?
    Why are you surprised? Like all useless Greenwash projects they are a waste of money and only exist through the sleazy promotion of greenwash energy projects funded by stealth taxes that rip off the tax payer

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    AR. ARQ. Ireland is our Dublin-based company formed with Abelleyro et Romero Arquitectos (Ar. Arq.), Argentina, who are specialists in urban design and landscape architecture.
    So an accolade confirms success ?

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