Developers

Developers

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.

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted to the then named Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources in 2006 and updated information subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

RWE and Saorgus

In March 2018, innogy Renewables Ireland (a subsidiary of innogy SE) entered into a 50:50 joint development partnership with Saorgus Energy Ltd for the project. 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 part of RWE Renewables.

RWE Renewables is the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group and is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,900 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of approximately 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in more than 15 countries on four continents. RWE Renewables is leading the development of Dublin Array.

Dublin Array plans to submit an updated development consent application (“planning application”) in 2022 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.

A Foreshore Lease application (to construct the project) was submitted to the then named Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources in 2006 and updated information subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

RWE and Saorgus

In March 2018, innogy Renewables Ireland (a subsidiary of innogy SE) entered into a 50:50 joint development partnership with Saorgus Energy Ltd for the project. 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 part of RWE Renewables.

 

RWE Renewables is the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group and is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,900 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of approximately 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in more than 15 countries on four continents. RWE Renewables is leading the development of Dublin Array.

Dublin Array plans to submit an updated development consent application (“planning application”) in 2022 to achieve an operational date in advance of 2030.