History

History

The Dublin Array project has been in development since 1999. The initial phase of work was undertaken by a consortium led by Saorgus Energy who were granted the first two Foreshore Licences (to survey the site) in 2000. Since then, numerous technical, engineering, and environmental surveys and studies have been carried out on the Kish and Bray Banks to ensure the site’s feasibility. These studies included ecological surveys, wind resource monitoring, geotechnical investigations, archaeological field investigations and hydrodynamic measurements. All this valuable work will be incorporated into the project development, together with the additional surveys and studies that will be carried out in the coming years.

 

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted by Saorgus Energy to the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government in 2006 and updated information subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

 

In March 2018, innogy Renewables Ireland (a subsidiary of innogy SE) entered into a joint partnership with Saorgus and is now leading the development. In October 2019, innogy applied for a new Foreshore Licence to enable further surveys of the seabed to be undertaken and to install buoy mounted equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions. On 1 July 2020, innogy Renewables became RWE Renewables.

 

We plan to submit an updated development consent application (“a planning application”) in 2021 to achieve an operational date in advance of 2030.

The Dublin Array project has been in development since 1999. The initial phase of work was undertaken by a consortium led by Saorgus Energy who were granted the first two Foreshore Licences (to survey the site) in 2000. Since then, numerous technical, engineering, and environmental surveys and studies have been carried out on the Kish and Bray Banks to ensure the site’s feasibility. These studies included ecological surveys, wind resource monitoring, geotechnical investigations, archaeological field investigations and hydrodynamic measurements. All this valuable work will be incorporated into the project development, together with the additional surveys and studies that will be carried out in the coming years.

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted by Saorgus Energy to the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government in 2006 and updated information subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

In March 2018, innogy Renewables Ireland (a subsidiary of innogy SE) entered into a joint partnership with Saorgus and is now leading the development. In October 2019, innogy applied for a new Foreshore Licence to enable further surveys of the seabed to be undertaken and to install buoy mounted equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions. On 1 July 2020, innogy Renewables became RWE Renewables.

We plan to submit an updated development consent application (“a planning application”) in 2021 to achieve an operational date in advance of 2030.