Ocean Winds (OW), a global leader in the offshore renewable energy sector are proposing the development of an offshore wind farm located in the Irish Sea, off the coast of counties Dublin and Wicklow. The proposed offshore wind development will be known as Réalt na Mara.
It is envisaged that the project could generate up to 1.6 Gigawatts (GW) of clean renewable electricity, enough to power up to 1.5 million Irish homes per annum. The proposed development will also facilitate job creation, vastly reduce our reliance on imported oil and gas, and increase our security of electricity supply while helping Ireland become carbon neutral by 2050. Based on current project timelines it is envisaged that the project would be in commercial operation by 2030, with a lifespan of 25 to 30 years.
At this stage of the project, they would encourage feedback from the local, coastal and fishing communities about the proposed Réalt na Mara Offshore Wind Farm. This can include any queries or concerns you may have on the proposed development or any information you have about the local area that you feel may be of interest to them. It is also envisaged that formal consultation events will take place on the project over the coming months, details of which will be advertised on the project website and in local media. With that in mind please see attached:
- Project Information Document
- Double Sided Map (Marine Plans)
- Project Feedback Questionnaire
Ocean Winds welcomes your feedback, please complete the online feedback questionnaire via the dedicated project website www.realtnamaraoffshorewind.ie OR for any reason, you are unable to complete the online feedback questionnaire you can also download a PDF version of the questionnaire (please click here). You can then send your completed questionnaire or other views, observations, or comments to them via the following channels:
By post to: Ocean Winds, Osprey Business Centre, Devoy Quarter, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X40K
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone to: Project Stakeholder Executive, Jeff: +353 87 946 0284 (Weekdays 9am-5pm)
Fisheries Liaison Officer, Mark: +353 85 139 9000 (Weekdays 9am-5pm)
The views submitted by you on their proposals, along with results from further studies, will inform the most appropriate project design to bring forward into the planning process. All feedback in relation to the proposed development will be reviewed and considered by the project team.
As part of their commitment to community engagement and to ensure you are kept up to date on the project development, you can also join their project mailing list via the project website. Visit www.realtnamaraoffshorewind.ie for more information.