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Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on

Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.

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THE LATEST WIND turbines in a project to make businesses in Cork’s lower harbour more energy efficient have been switched on.

Two of Johnson and Johnson’s wind turbines officially became operational yesterday in an event officiated by Junior Minister Sean Sherlock.

The two turbines will support medical devices manufacturer DePuy Synthes and Janssen Biologics, who develops new treatment methods in the areas of immunology, oncology, and nephrology.

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said the project was the culmination of several years of work with the Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group, who works with companies Johnson and Johnson, GSK and Novarti

“Johnson and Johnson maintains the highest environmental and energy efficiency standards anywhere in the world, and I am delighted that IDA Ireland could play its part in helping to make this project become a reality,” he said.

It is hoped that the turbines with “boost competitiveness and lower energy costs by as much as 30 per cent at both sites”.

Read: Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation >

More: These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland >

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