SSE Renewables has sold a Co Tyrone wind farm to Greencoat UK for £51m.

Slieve Divena II, near Ballygawley, consists of eight turbines capable of generating 18.8MW of energy. SSE says that is enough to power 16,300 homes, offsetting 15,200 tonnes of carbon each year.

The wind farm is next to the 30MW Slieve Divena development, which Greencoat acquired in 2017.

As part of the deal SSE Renewables will manage the wind farm on behalf of Greencoat, while its Irish retail arm SSE Airtricity will take the energy it produces.

The deal is expected to conclude by the end of next month.

"This sale is a further example of how SSE Renewables is creating high quality assets aligned with the transition to a low carbon economy," said SSE Renewables managing director Jim Smith. "Strategic asset disposals are in line with our longstanding approach to create value from the development and operation, as well as ownership, of renewable energy assets, and supports our ongoing future investment strategy to develop and build more onshore and offshore wind farms in our core markets of the UK and Ireland."

"Slieve Divena II is a high quality, ROC-accredited asset sitting alongside our Slieve Divena wind farm and is a natural addition to our portfolio of operating UK wind farms, which now has a net generating capacity of almost 1GW," said Greencoat UK Wind director Tim Ingram.