Sustainability is important to us as a team and as a business and we were therefore thrilled earlier this year to announce our involvement in the Re-wind project where one of our wind turbine blades will be repurposed for use on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway Project.
The project is made up of teams from Cork Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and Georgia Tech in the USA. The teams are looking into alternative means of sustainability using decommissioned turbine blades.
Our engineering team decommissioned a N29 turbine and we were happy to supply the blades from the turbine for the bridge project. The blades were transported to County Cork where they will be repurposed as the main structural element on a number of small bridges spanning the Greenway with two blades laying apart horizontally, with a walkway in between. The blades have recently gone through destructive testing to ensure structural integrity with the rest being retained for the actual construction.
Everun is delighted to update that the project is making great progress. There have been works to prepare the site and the lab is now ready to move from test to fabrication. We are told that the bridge should be in place by the end of the year and it will be the subject of a paper in the Transportation Research Board.
The Everun group is excited to see the finished project. You can find more information on the Re-wind Project here.