Pharma MSD Open Ireland’s Largest Solar Generation Project In Tipperary.

Pharma giant MSD (the international name for US-based pharma and healthcare giant Merck & Co., Inc.) has officially opened Ireland’s largest self-generation solar project, at its Ballydine site, here in south Co. Tipperary.

Working in partnership with the state owned electricity company ESB (Electricity Supply Board), latter Ireland’s foremost energy company; MSD have built the 7.3MW ground-mounted solar PV array, to support the Ballydine factory facility in significantly reducing its carbon footprint.
Same is in line with MSD’s announcement just last year to achieve carbon neutrality, across its whole manufacturing operation by the year 2025.

MSD estimate that the system could generate approximately 7.9GWh of clean, renewable electricity thus producing some 20% of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources.

MSD employs more than 2,800 staff across six sites in Ireland, with bases in Tipperary, Carlow, Cork, Meath and Dublin and to date MSD have invested more than $4bn into its Irish operations, which manufacture around half of its top 20 products.


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