New €180m power station for Mayo

Plans have been announced for a new power station in Mayo.

Mayo Renewable Power is to construct a biomass plant at a cost of €180m in Killala.

The project is being financed by Ulster Bank, AIB and Barclays and is expected to be up and running by 2017.

The company says 350 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 30 full-time positions once it is operational.


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