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Saturday 25 November 2017

New power station cooling system could create up to 300 jobs

Eoghan MacConnell

UP TO 300 jobs could be generated by an innovative new power station cooling system.

Tullamore-based RR Projects has signed a contract with Australia's Vast Solar Pty and Czech company Skoda-Doosan to commercialise a condenser, which can be used for solar power generation. The condenser, which is due to be commercially tested in Australia next year, was developed with the assistance of the University of Limerick and aided by €4m in EU funding.

During five years of development, it has been supported by the University of Perugia, University of Erlangen, spanish solar company Terresol Energy, Cyprus's Electricity Authority and Portlaoise-based manufacturer AuBren.

"A combination of engineering, assembly and related raw material supply from Irish companies would create 200-300 direct and indirect jobs when this product is finalised," RR Projects boss Nigel Reams said.

Irish Independent

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