The people behind Ireland’s first offshore wind farm, Oriel Wind Farm, have received a major boost following a significant investment from the Belgian windfarm developer Parkwind.
The 330MW wind farm is expected to be built off the coast of Co Louth in the Irish Sea and will take approximately three years to construct.
Once up and running, it will be the largest source of renewable energy in Ireland and could provide up to 250,000 homes with power.
In a statement, Parkwind said that Ireland has a vast offshore wind energy potential that it hopes to be a part of in the coming decade.
Oriel Wind Farm’s founder Brian Britton said that, until this recent partnership with Parkwind, the site had been sought after by a number of other international organisations. “In our search for a strategic partner, several international offshore wind players were interested in acquiring a stake in Oriel Wind Farm,” he said.