Top award for Granard firm

Pictured l to r are; RTE presenter and award host Keelin Shanley, Maurice Buckley (CEO NSAI), Jim Smyth (CEO Airsynergy), Adrian Kelly (Director and Co-Founder, Airsynergy), John ODea (President of Engineers Ireland) at the Excellence Awards which took place in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin    Photo: Naoise Culhane
Granard based engineering company Airsynergy has captured a prestigious award for its ground-breaking, patented and renewable energy solution, the Enhanced Wind Turbine.

Granard based engineering company Airsynergy has captured a prestigious award for its ground-breaking, patented and renewable energy solution, the Enhanced Wind Turbine.

Airsynergy was selected as the Technology of the Year award winner at the fourth annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which are sponsored by the NSAI.

Jim Smyth, Chief Executive Officer, Airsynergy said about the enhanced wind turbine, “It is a patented, pressure-control shroud, producing twice the annual energy of a conventional wind turbine at 60 per cent of the cost. It is also smaller and quieter.

“Its ability to operate in low winds opens up 80 per cent of sites globally, compared to the 10 per cent that are viable for conventional wind.”

The Technology of the Year award highlights innovative technological concepts created in Ireland that clearly demonstrate a real impact on society, coupled with an actual or future contribution to the economy.

Engineers Ireland Director General and Chartered Engineer, John Power, said, “The Technology of the Year award was a very competitive category this year and I would like to congratulate Airsynergy on winning the award.”

He added, “These awards recognise and celebrate the best of engineering in Ireland. The Enhanced Wind Turbine is a prime example of the valuable contribution engineering makes to Irish society and the ingenuity and talent in the engineering industry in Ireland.”