Cobra, Flotation JV plans 2.5GW off Ireland

Offshore Wind Ltd wants to build a 1.5GW floater and 1GW fixed-bottom development [Image: Jack Hunter/Unsplash]

A joint venture between Spanish company Cobra and the UK’s Flotation Energy called Offshore Wind Ltd (OWL) has unveiled plans to develop 2500MW of offshore wind off Ireland.

OWL is planning a 1GW fixed-bottom development called Greystones located off the Irish coast near Dublin.

It also plans to build the 1.5GW Blackwater floating project off the south east coast of the country.
OWL said it is hoping to secure consent for the sites once Ireland’s new legislative framework is in place.

A spokesperson in OWL said: “Following on our success in the UK, we are keen to enter the Irish market. We know that the Irish Government is strongly committed to its renewable targets and sees the opportunity for the country to become a world leader in offshore wind.

“We are excited to take this major step into Ireland. Our experience in delivering the world’s largest floating project – the Kincardine offshore find farm – gives us invaluable knowledge and will be crucial to progressing quickly and making these projects a success.

“We look forward to working with local stakeholders to make these projects a reality. Our target is to be delivering power to the Irish grid before 2030.”

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