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Latest Ireland Offshore Wind Power Articles

Gaelectric and Ideol to partner on Irish floating projects

IRELAND: Irish developer Gaelectric and French platform specialist Ideol have signed a cooperation deal to develop a 30MW-plus project, with a view to expand into a "multi-gigawatt" portfolio

France and Ireland sign 700MW link deal

IRELAND/FRANCE: Transmission system operators RTE for France and EirGrid in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin initial design of a 700MW link between the two countries.


Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping at Dublin Bay

IRELAND: The Carbon Trust has started a three-month campaign to trial scanning lidars able to create 3D wind maps to test the technology's ability to deliver more accurate measurements for entire offshore sites and ultimately help cut the costs of offshore wind.

Lack of offshore could see Ireland miss targets

IRELAND: The Irish government's policy of exporting its offshore power abroad should change as it could result in the country missing its 2020 targets, the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland) has warned.

Oriel and Gaelectric join forces for 15MW test site

IRELAND: Irish wind developers Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 15MW demonstration project in the Irish Sea.

Ireland lays out possible offshore development levels

IRELAND: The Irish government has released its offshore renewable energy plan, in which it sets 2030 targets for the development of offshore wind.

Market leader aims for record growth

Given the long lead times for projects, 2020 is not far off, and few countries look certain to meet their National Renewable Energy Action Plan predictions for offshore wind. Windpower Monthly's European specialists look at the progress

Irish-Scottish offshore study wins EU funding

Transmission line study awarded €1.1 million

Dublin Array inches forward

Irish offshore wind developers wait for regulatory solution

1GW Codling grid connection agreed

Fred. Olsen-Hazel Shore joint-venture project progresses