A massive £600m energy park could be built around the site of one of Northern Ireland’s main power stations, it has been revealed.

Alan Bissett, McKees played a pivotal advisory role in the deal. Alan commented “This is great news for the Northern Ireland economy going forward. I am very pleased to see this development”

Alan Bissett
Alan Bissett, Consultant, McKees

The owner of Kilroot power station EPUKI, based near Carrickfergus in Co Antrim, has outlined early plans for a new ‘energy park’ which it says would have the potential to power 500,000 homes across Northern Ireland.

Kilroot Power Station Carrickfergus

The plans, which developers say are “at early concept stage” include a new pipeline supplying natural gas, a transition from coal power to gas, a solar farm, battery storage, a hydrogen facility and visitor centre.

A detailed application planning application has already been submitted which will begin Kilroot’s transition from coal to gas-powered.

“If taken forward in its entirety, the Kilroot Energy Park vision, would have the potential to generate up to 440MW of lower carbon and renewable energy, which is enough to power 500,000 homes,” developers say.

The full article can read here: Belfast Telegraph Business Article July 9th 2020