The granting of planning permission by Mayo County Council for Ireland’s first multi-million euro green hydrogen production facility, is a major milestone, Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has said.
The Fine Gael TD said this achievement marks a significant step in Mayo’s journey towards a sustainable and prosperous future in the renewable energy sector. The facility will be located in Croaghaun West Srahnakilly, near Bellacorrick.
Spearheaded by Constants Energy Limited, Deputy Dillon describes this project as ground-breaking, promising immense benefits for the region, including job creation, economic growth, and a substantial contribution to meeting our climate ambitions.
He highlighted that this development perfectly aligns with the vision for a greener and more prosperous Mayo, expressing his enthusiasm for Constants Energy Limited’s dedication and drive in bringing this transformative project to fruition.
Deputy Dillon states, “I am delighted to see the granting of planning permission for Ireland’s first green hydrogen production facility in Bellacorrick. This is a historic milestone for Mayo and demonstrates our commitment to sustainable energy initiatives. Constants Energy Limited’s dedication and vision are commendable, and I wholeheartedly congratulate them on this significant achievement.”
The granting of planning permission for this pioneering green hydrogen production facility ushers in a new era for Mayo, paving the way for transformative changes in the energy landscape. Deputy Dillon said, “Green hydrogen is the key to decarbonising our economy and advancing towards a cleaner and greener future. This project has the potential to revolutionise our region, just as oil and gas production has transformed regions like Houston, Texas and the Middle East. Mayo can become a hub for sustainable energy and lead the way in Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon economy.”
In addition to the environmental benefits, Deputy Dillon recognises the project’s positive impact on the local community.
“The construction and operation of this multi-million euro state-of-the-art facility will create numerous job opportunities and stimulate economic growth in our communities. I am immensely proud to see Mayo at the forefront of sustainable energy initiatives, and this project will bring significant benefits to our region.”
Furthermore, the green hydrogen production facility will play a pivotal role in helping Ireland achieve its climate goals.
“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy are critical for Ireland’s sustainable development. Green hydrogen offers a versatile and sustainable solution, powering various sectors and paving the way for a more sustainable future,” the Fine Gael TD said.
Deputy Dillon concluded by extending his warmest congratulations to Constants Energy Limited and all stakeholders involved in the design and development of this ground-breaking green hydrogen production facility.
“I wish to express my heartfelt congratulations to Constants Energy Limited for their vision and dedication to this investment in Mayo. Their efforts will not only benefit our county but also contribute to Ireland’s sustainable development goals. This green hydrogen production facility in Bellacorrick will serve as a shining example for other regions to follow and I look forward to the construction phase beginning in the months ahead and the facility becoming fully operational.”