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RenewableUK 2014 Side Event: KONA Your Data | Our Structures & Leosphere LiDAR technology presentation‏‏

KONA - Side Event SheetClick here for more information on KONA side event. 

Please register your interest in attending, by email to

Session 1: 
KONA is presenting its new integrated service Your Data | Our Structures.  We’ve partnered with leading renewable energy thought leaders and technology developers to deliver a significantly better renewable resource development service that we are unveiling at this Renewable UK event.  If you are involved with financing onshore renewable energy infrastructure or managing energy yield assessment, please register your interest.
Session 2: 
Leosphere are world leaders in ground-based and nacelle-mounted LiDAR solutions for remote wind measurement and atmospheric observations. 
·         WINDCUBE v2 is recognized as the best in class ground based LiDAR remote sensor with the most accurate data, proven by independent studies.
·         Avent Lidar Technology Wind Iris turbine mounted system has a proven track record of deployments by wind farm operators to yield a high return on investment with clear and easy to implement processes. 

KONA to support sponsor RenewableUK Annual Conference 2014

KONA are once again delighted to support sponsor the RenewableUK Annual Conference which is being held at Manchester Central from 11–13 November 2014.
This 36th year of the event will see over 4,500 delegates, 200+ exhibitors and 150 speakers.

On the KONA stand (232a) you will find:

Cesina Morroll (Stand Manager)
Myles Hand (Sales Manager)
John Rutter (Managing Director)
James Cannon (Director)
Loic Maurillon (Leosphere)
Vicente Gutierrez (Ammonit)

To book appointments, contact

To register to attend, click here.
For more information on the event, click 

Floor Plan KONA RenewableUK 2014


KONA @ IWEA Autumn Conference 2014‏

KONA will be exhibiting at the IWEA Autumn Conference this year.
The event will take place on Thursday 9th October 2014 in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Find out more about IWEA 2014 here.
Visit us at our stand to discuss wind masts and our recently achieving
CE Marking certification for our SLX Mast Structures.
For appointments, please contact or call us at
+353 (0)1 801 5472 (Dunboyne Office).
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“Ruth” wins KONA Offshore Perpetual Trophy for second year running

Congratulations to Liam Shanahan and the crew of “Ruth” who took line honours in last weekend’s KONA ISORA Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli Yacht Race. Second place overall went to “Elandra” with “Polish Manx” coming home third.

The prize giving event takes place at Pwllheli Sailing Club next Thursday 31st where John Rutter (KONA MD) will present the fabulous set of KONA trophies as well as our Special Achievement award for the best photograph taken during the race.

Read more on the race and the series on ISORA website:


SSE Generation Development awards permanent met mast contracts to KONA‏

Following on from the successful installation of the 80m SLX5 PMM (permanent met mast) at Langhope Rig Windfarm, KONA are delighted to announce that we have secured another two contracts with SSE Generation Development to install four more SLX5 PMMs on wind farm sites in Scotland – two at Strathy North and two at Dunmaglass Wind. Both wind farms are currently under construction.

The SLX5, our self-supporting model, is designed to BS8100 & BS5950 to support meteorological instruments and sensors for 25 years on site service life.

This order represents over 1000 masts installed by our company to date and 18 years continuous work with SSE.


Langhope Rig KONA - SSE

KONA install 1000th mast system‏

KONA are delighted to announce that we have recently installed our 1000th mast system.

The system installed for Scene Consulting Limited is a 60m SLX1 TMM (temporary met mast) with meteorological instruments, sensors and a data recording & transmit system. KONA are also providing data monitoring, analysis and reporting to Scene who are Community Energy Specialists.

KONA have been designing and installing mast and tower systems for over 33 years. Our SLX range is fast becoming the design of choice for leading companies involved in Aviation, Broadcast, Telecommunications, and Renewables.

On this happy occasion we would like to thank our many clients, suppliers, and employees for their continued support throughout the years.

Here’s to the next 1000…

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Scene Consulting Limited – Community Energy Specialists

photo 2Vijay Bhopal (Scene Consulting), Tom Spalding (KONA),
Matt Roy (Greener Leith) & Jelte Harnmeijer (Scene Consulting)

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KONA’s SLX5 PMM for Langhope Rig Windfarm

SSE Renewables select KONA‘s SLX5 permanent met mast for Langhope Rig.

We are pleased to confirm the successful installation of our latest SLX5 PMM. This 80m model along with instruments and sensors was installed for SSE Renewables at their 16MW Langhope Rig Windfarm in Scotland.

Designed to BS8100 & BS5950 for 25 years (min) service life, the SLX5 PMM is the ideal meteorological reference tower for the full windfarm lifecycle.

Current orders include 100m Ireland, 2no. 70m Scotland, 80m Ireland, 80m Jordan & 2no. 70m England.

Langhope Rig KONA - SSE

Another record for KONA‏

A new record for KONA. We are delighted to announce the successful installation of our tallest self supporting lattice tower in our 33 year history.

The 100m SLX5 PMM (permanent met mast) was supplied by KONA to Gaeltec – KTL who are constructing the Mount Lucas Windfarm for Bord na Mona in Ireland.
Designed to BS8100, BS5950 & ISO EN 61400-12-1 for 25 years (minimum) service life, the SLX5 PMM is fast becoming the tower of choice for wind farm developers across Ireland & UK.

Current SLX5 PMM orders include: another 100m Ireland, 2 x 80m Ireland, 72m Jordan, 2 x 70m Scotland and 2 x 65m UK with several more in the planning phase – one of which is some 135m high.

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KONA celebrates 33 years in business

Win a food hamper containing 33 quality Irish made products!
KONA Celebrating 33 yearsKONA (incorporating Shamrock Communications & lynx metmAsts) are celebrating 33 years in business.

Operating from Dunboyne (Ireland) & Bromsgrove (UK), KONA are a leading supplier of masts & towers to the Aviation, Broadcast, Telecommunications, Transport and Renewables industries.

Our structures are commonly used to support antennas, CCTV, floodlights, meteorological instruments, microwave link dishes and radar.

To celebrate our success we are offering a food hamper containing 33 quality Irish made products to the winner of our simple competition.

To enter just answer the following question…

Every year KONA your data – our structures sponsor an offshore yacht race. This year’s race across the Irish Sea is being held on 26th July.

Commencing in Dun Laoghaire Ireland – what is the seaside town in Wales where our race finishes?

Is it…

A: Conwy
B: Llandudno
C: Pwllheli

The winner will be the 33rd correct answer received by email to


KONA - we have a winner - celebrating 33 years in Business

Dublin, May 9th: KONA are pleased to confirm the winner of our 33rd anniversary competition : Séamus McCabe of SSE Renewables. In lieu of the prize KONA are delighted to donate to Séamus’ chosen charity – Maggies – which SSE Renewables are fundraising for. Here is the link to the donation page for anyone else interested in helping this worthy cause:

KONA & Leosphere would like to thank all the visitors to our stand at IWEA14

KONA & Leosphere would like to thank all the visitors to our stand at IWEA14. We are very pleased with the positive reactions to our Windcube v2 demonstration and we look forward to meeting you again soon. Thanks also to IWEA for another successful conference. Picture shows; Michael Martyn (CEO KONA), Loic Maurillion (Leosphere) and John Rutter (UK MD KONA).

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