Irish energy company ESB and Equinor will jointly develop a 1.4 GW Moneypoint floating offshore wind farm off the West Coast of Ireland. The Moneypoint wind farm will be developed off the coast of Counties Clare and Kerry in two phases. Once complete, the wind farm will be capable of powering more than 1.6 million homes in Ireland, ESB said. Subject to the appropriate consents being granted, the wind farm is expected to be in production within the next decade.
Offshore Wind Biz 9th April 2021 read more »
Legislation for the construction of offshore wind farms should include the designation of marine protected areas (MPAs), a campaign group has said. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) said that Ireland could destroy its marine ecosystem if it does not establish MPAs to guide decisions on where offshore wind farms can safely be established.
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