Tynagh Energy Limited Donates €70,000 to Local Community Group


Tynagh Energy Limited has today announced a sponsorship donation of €70,000 to the Tynagh & District Development Committee. Tynagh Energy is building the 400 MW power generating station, which will enhance the economic future of the entire Galway region.

The €300 million investment will be Galway’s first reliable and efficient source of power. The company is using local business services such as landscaping, recycling and waste management during the construction phase and upon completion the power plant will provide direct employment in the local community.  To date, €310,000 has been invested by Tynagh Energy in local road improvements in the Tynagh region, as part of the construction process.

At present the overall project is on schedule for completion in early 2006 and 37% of work has now been completed.  The construction programme is extremely active with the foundations for the turbine hall completed since October 2004 and activity is now concentrating on steelwork construction.

Commenting on the developments at the site of the power station, Mr Arif Ozozan, General Manager, Tynagh Energy said: “Over the next few months, the power station will really start taking shape.  In 2004 much of the work included excavation and laying foundations.  From now on, the majority of building work will take place above ground, as we concentrate on the turbine hall, switchyard and administration buildings.

“I have worked on many international projects but the Tynagh power station is one I feel very excited about as we are working in the heart of a local community which means that we can contribute directly towards the welfare and well being of those living in the area. We hope that this sponsorship donation will be put to good use to improve local amenities for the people of Tynagh,” he said.

The €70,000 donation follows the €10,000 already donated to the Tynagh Abbey Duniry GAA club and Tynagh District Development Society last year.  The funds will allow the Tynagh & District Development Committee to improve the village and surrounding areas for local residents.  Already, work has commenced on fencing and street lighting for the new footpath from the school to the church.  The footpath will increase the safety of pedestrians and school children in the village.

Commenting on the donation, Mr. Michael Kelly, Chairman, Tynagh & District Development Society said: “Locating Galway’s first power station in Tynagh has been of great benefit to our community.  It will provide employment in the locality and will mean that we will have our own reliable source of power for the future.  The sponsorship from Tynagh Energy will enable us to improve the local infrastructure here in Tynagh.  We are looking forward to continuing our positive relationship with Tynagh Energy.”


ENDS        10th February 2005

For further information:

Tynagh Energy Limited
Anne Walsh       01 801 3190

Murray Consultants     01 498 0300
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