The Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm project is holding a series of public consultation events on its plans to develop a wind farm off the coast of south County Dublin and Wicklow.
Dublin Array will be located about 10 kilometres off the coast on the Kish and Bray Banks. The project, which is still at the design stage, will comprise between approximately 39 and 50 wind turbines and will have a generating capacity of between 700 megawatts (MW) and 850MW.
Dublin Array, which was first proposed in 1999, is being developed RWE, which is one of the world’s leading developers of renewable energy and Irish renewable energy firm Saorgus. RWE Renewables Ireland is leading the development on behalf of the partnership.
Dublin Array will have a seven-week consultation period during from the end of January until early March, with events in Dublin and Wicklow and online.
The details of the remaining consultation events are as follows:
- Thursday, March 2, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin, 2pm – 9pm
- Tuesday, March 7, Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown, Co Dublin, 2pm – 9pm
- Saturday, March 11, Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown, Co Dublin, 9am – 1pm
For those who cannot attend in-person events our virtual consultation room is available on their website until Sunday 12 March
More information on the consultation sessions is available on the Dublin Array website.
Recorded webinar which took place on 8 February and is available to watch here
“Dublin Array is a vital project in Ireland’s move towards a low carbon energy system and we look forward to updating the local community on our plans for the project, and hearing their feedback,” according to Peter Lefroy, Head of Offshore Development Ireland with RWE.
“The final decision on the size and the number of turbines, has not yet been made,” Mr Lefroy added. “There are several ongoing survey and detailed design activities which will inform this decision. We are seeking to balance the technical, commercial, and environmental considerations to deliver the best project that we possibly can.”
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