Wind Energy – Ireland
Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading developers and operators of renewable energy infrastructure, has appointed international design, engineering and consulting firm Ramboll to support on the development of their North Celtic Sea and South Irish Sea Offshore Wind Farms.
These projects form part of a multi-billion Euro portfolio of investments by Energia as part of the company’s Positive Energy Programme for Ireland, creating jobs and economic benefit for coastal communities, and clean, green electricity on an ongoing basis into the future.
Together these renewable energy projects can provide more than 1.5GW of renewable offshore wind energy capable of generating enough green electricity to power more than 1 million homes.
Surveys examining the seabed conditions have been ongoing throughout 2022 and are now nearing completion. This information will provide critical information for the design and consenting processes which are currently underway.
Subject to progressing through statutory approvals, construction could commence in 2026 in time to meet Ireland’s 2030 targets. As we progress to the next stage of both projects Energia Group’s team of offshore experts will work with Ramboll on the evaluation of geotechnical and geophysical site investigations as well as the commencement of infrastructure design.