Saturday 24 March 2018

£1.3m wind farm row is settled

A DANISH company which constructed a wind farm in Co Donegal is to be paid £1.3m in a settlement with the owners of the turbines, the High Court heard.

Saporito (Wind) Ltd claimed it contracted Vestas Danish Wind Technology to build three turbines for the Anarget Wind Farm. It had already paid the Danish company £300,000 for the project.

The Irish company alleged that the turbines were not constructed in the precise locations specified and were therefore not in accordance with planning permission. As a result, it was claimed, Saporito was left with "economically useless chattels" and could not legally sell electricity to the ESB.

Saporito's claims against Vestas were dismissed and it was acknowledged £1.3m should be paid to Vestas.

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