Construction works and commissioning.
Detailed design and procurement work leading to financing Dublin Array.
It is expected that Government will announce a new investment incentive in 2017 to promote the development of at least 1,000 MW of offshore wind for Irish domestic consumption. This will involve a change in existing Irish energy policy from the current White Paper position of offshore wind being for export only, to a policy of at least 1,000 MW being installed for domestic purposes. This change is necessitated because it is very unlikely, based on the installation rate of onshore wind energy, that Ireland's legally binding 2020 EU target for renewable electricity consumption can be reached without using our offshore wind resource.
Dublin Array to carry out further environmental and technical investigations to support a modification to its foreshore lease application to reflect changes in offshore wind technology since the application was made.
Submission of further information to the Dept of the Environment, Community and Local Government comprising of a Natura Impact Statement and an addendum to the Environmental Impact Statement in support of lease applications.v
Submission of further information to the Dept of the Environment, Community and
Local Government in support of lease application.
LIDAR wind monitoring device installed on the Kish Lighthouse to verify existing
Further environmental surveying carried out.
Geotechnical investigations (boreholes, bathymetric and seismic surveys) carried out on site.
Applications for foreshore lease consent submitted.
Site investigations, meteorological monitoring and environmental investigations carried out to assess the suitability of the site, as well as any possible environmental impacts of Dublin Array. The meteorological assessment included the recording of wind data on the Kish Lighthouse.
Foreshore licences awarded for Kish & Bray Banks.
Kish & Bray Banks identified by Saorgus Energy as a suitable site for an
offshore wind farm development.
Applications submitted for two foreshore licences to perform site investigations,
meteorological monitoring and an environmental impact assessment.
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