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KONA secures another PMM contract from SSE Renewables

KONA have secured the contract for the installation of two 80m SLX5 PMMs (our new SLX5 series permanent met masts) for our client SSE Renewables as part of the construction of the 16 MW Langhope Rig windfarm in the Scottish Borders in the UK.

Our SLX5 self-supporting model, is designed to BS8100 & BS5950 for 25 years on site service life.
This order represents nearly 950 masts installed by our company thus far.

The SLX5 tower, modular design in plan, is available from 6m to 100m and is ordered to site specific design for the local site environmental conditions and payload requirement.

Current orders for the SLX5 series met mast include 2 x 100m Ireland, 2 x 80m Scotland, 80m Northern Ireland, 80m Ireland, 72m Jordan, 2 x 65m Ireland.

KONA slx5 80m met masts

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KONA Climbing Derrick system in action

KONA Climbing Derrick system for reducing wind measurement instrument uncertainties on tubular met masts.

Over the past number of years KONA has used our Climbing Derrick system for installing wind measurement instruments to a higher degree of accuracy on tubular met masts. By using laser measuring technology with inclinometers we can adjust each instrument individually, compensating for any mast distortion in the X & Y plane.

KONA can also efficiently replace or upgrade instruments individually using the Climbing Derrick, removing the need to tilt down the mast.

See the KONA Climbing Derrick animation below:

Another milestone for KONA

KONA has secured the contract to install two 100m SLX5 Permanent Met Mast for our client Gaeltec – KTL who are constructing the Mount Lucas and Bruckana windfarms for Bord na Mona. The SLX5 is our self supporting model which is designed to BS8100 & BS5950 for 25 years on site service life.

This contract represents another milestone – the SLX5, the tallest self supporting masts in our company’s history.

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KONA slx5 80m met masts

KONA slx5 80m met masts


Renewable UK annual conference

The Renewable UK 2013 Annual Conference at the NEC, Birmingham, saw the official UK launch of KONA your data – our structures.

John Rutter of KONA at renewable uk conference 2013

The Renewable UK annual conference was attended by KONA Director, James Cannon, KONA UK MD, John Rutter, and KONA Sales Manager, Myles Hand. Our thanks to the RUK team and everyone who visited our stand for making the event a huge success for KONA.

KONA Director, James Cannon, KONA UK MD, John Rutter, and KONA Sales Manager, Myles Hand

Congratulations to Simon Pipkin of REG Windpower for winning our raffle for a weekend break for two in Dublin.

Dublin raffle winner at renewable uk conference 2013

Met Mast Rental

KONA offer our MET MAST RENTAL packages as a competitive cost solution to our clients involved with medium wind installations, power performance assessments and power curve testing.

A typical package comprises of a guyed tubular or a guyed lattice met mast, a removable foundation frame, ground anchors, lightning finial & earthing kit, instrument support booms, data logger with GSM modem & PV panel, anti climb deterrent and statutory warning signs.

We look after everything for the lifecycle of the installation including – design, delivery, risk assessment, method statement, installation, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, certification and a comprehensive installation report.

All systems are fully compliant with IEC 61400.12.1

Please contact our sales team who can design a competitive package for your requirements.



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SLX Series 1 Met Mast

Tubular Met Mast (10m to 80m) Designed as temporary met mast solution for Wind Resource Assessment & Power Curve Testing.

SLX Mast Structures

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Whatever the application….

  • Private Mobile Radio
  • Wireless Communications incl LAN & WAN
  • Broadcast Radio
  • Microwave and Point to Point radio links
  • Mobile Telephony
  • Radar
  • Floodlighting
  • CCTV
  • Wind Measurement

KONA have the solution…

  • Guyed tubular masts
  • Guyed lattice masts
  • Slimline modular self supporting towers
  • Tubular self supporting towers
  • Angle construction self supporting towers
  • Monopoles & Unipoles
  • Roof mounted structures
  • Onshore & Offshore structures

All our structures are fully compliant with BS8100, BS5950, IS EN 1090-1:2009 + A1:2011

Please contact our sales team who can design a competitive package for your application.

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Welcome to KONA

Welcome to, our newly launched website for KONA (formerly Lynx metmAsts). Our website is designed for the best browsing experience on mobile, tablet or desktop pc. Over the next while we will populate each section with information and latest news from our KONA Wind, KONA Networks, KONA Telecoms and KONA Masts ranges of products and services. Check back soon for more details. Our website will run in tandem with our new site during our new branding rollout. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates directly into your inbox.

Introducing our new brand

Dublin, Aug. 30, 2013: The IWEA Autumn Conference will see the announcement that lynx metmAsts is changing its name to KONA.

Founded in 1998, Kona is firmly established as a leading supplier of mast structures to the wind energy industry. Operating from locations in Dunboyne (Ireland) and Bromsgrove (UK) the company’s range of services and expertise has evolved over the years to encompass wind measurement systems, wind resource analysis, LiDAR technologies and autonomous power supply systems.

Our new company name KONA incorporating a new strap line “YOUR DATA – OUR STRUCTURES” reinforces the company’s reputation of delivering reliable data with engineering excellence, with a keen focus on reducing uncertainties coupled with increased return on clients’ investments.

“We are not just a mast company…” says KONA CEO, Michael Martyn, “…this re-branding exercise brings added focus to the business as we integrate our services and promote our business internationally”.

Come and meet the KONA team at the IWEA Autumn Conference, Galway on 3rd October and RenewableUK Annual Conference, Birmingham on 5th – 7th November 2013.

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