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Powerteam secures £6.5m deals on windfarms

By Staff Reporter

An electrical infrastructure company has announced contracts worth £6.5m on a number of windfarm developments.

ESB subsidiary Powerteam, which is based in Belfast, said projects for SSE Renewables, Infinis and Energia Renewables among other companies in Ireland and Scotland demonstrated its rising profile in the renewable energy sector.

Powerteam managing director Alastair Dawson said: "The projects we are working on not only provide an immediate stimulus to the local economy but also provide new job opportunities as the renewable energy sector evolves."

The firm won a £3.7m contract from SSE Renewables for the design and installation of a substation and overhead line at the Slieve Kirk windfarm at Drumahoe, Co Londonderry.

Other recent substation contracts include the Glenkerie project near Biggar, in the Scottish Borders, for Infinis and Corkermore, in Co Donegal, for Energia Renewables.

Powerteam employs 120 people in offices in Belfast, Basingstoke, Perth, Dublin and Omagh. ESB acquired Powerteam last year as part of its £1bn acquisition of Northern Ireland Electricity from Viridian.

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