Wind Energy – Ireland
Energia Group from Ireland has appointed Irish surveying and data services firm Green Rebel to carry out geophysical surveys for Energia’s proposed new offshore wind farm off the coast of Waterford.
The award of this contract represents an important milestone for Energia’s North Celtic Sea offshore wind project and for Green Rebel’s growing presence in the emerging offshore wind market in Ireland.
In the global market for offshore wind, two Irish companies working together – to facilitate the achievement of Ireland’s 2030 offshore wind and climate action ambition – serves to highlight the opportunity that exists within Ireland for a strong indigenous supply chain to support these multi-billion euro investments.
The successful achievement of Ireland’s 5GW offshore wind target by 2030 will rely on a relatively small number of projects, such as Energia’s North Celtic Sea project, and on harnessing the supply chain opportunity that these projects create. Green Rebel’s investment in Ireland ensures a local supplier of necessary services to the offshore sector at a time of increasing global demand and supply constraints.
Energia’s North Celtic Sea project is one of the most advanced offshore wind projects in Ireland.
The surveys, which will be undertaken from April to May this year (subject to weather conditions) will provide important information on the seabed conditions and the ecology of the sea area.