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Project Timeline

2019-2021

Construction works and commissioning.

2017-2018
Detailed design and procurement work leading to financing Dublin Array.

2017
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.

2016
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.

2013
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

2011-2012
Submission of further information to the Dept of the Environment, Community and Local Government in support of lease application.

2009-2010
LIDAR wind monitoring device installed on the Kish Lighthouse to verify existing meteorological data.

Further environmental surveying carried out.

2007-2008
Geotechnical investigations (boreholes, bathymetric and seismic surveys) carried out on site.

2006
Applications for foreshore lease consent submitted.

2001-2005
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.

2000
Foreshore licences awarded for Kish & Bray Banks.

1997
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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dublin array offshore windfarm
  Dublin Array, Enterprise House, Kerry Technology Park, Listowel Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 66 7129144 • Email: info@dublinarray.com