Bord na Mona says it has enough peat

Irish energy business Bord na Mona says it has sufficient supplies of peat, despite only harvesting 37 per cent of what it expected to in 2012.

Bord na Móna Ireland has reported that the peat harvest was under half its target volume, but that customer requirements can still be met.

Above average rainfall across Europe, during last summer and into the early autumn, impacted on peat harvesting operations across the continent and record-breaking rainfall in Ireland severely affected peat-harvesting operations across the country.

New business operations manager UK Steve Harper said: "Bord na Móna is an exceptionally resilient company that has come through this type of challenge a number of times before. 

"When previously faced with similar harvest scenarios the company has always successfully delivered to its retail customers both in terms of the product quantities they require, and the high quality they have come to expect of us, and I can assure our retail customers that their requirements will be met."

UK commercial manager Tommy Gill left in January. Harper was Vital Earth MD. Bord na Mona runs the sales and marketing for Vital Earth, which has not appointed a successor to Harper.

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