Project Summary

Estimated Installed Capacity*We are currently undertaking technical studies that will be influenced by government policy and will be in a range from 600MW – 1GW.
Distance from shoreDublin Array is located on the Kish and Bray Banks, 10km from the coast of Dublin and Wicklow Counties.
Number of turbines60 – 100*
Turbine sizesRange expected to be 8MW – 15MW.*
Tip Height expected to be up to 250m
Water depth2-30-metres with the 2-metre depth being on sandbanks.
Project statusA Foreshore Lease application was made to the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government in 2006 and updated information subsequently submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2013. We are currently updating the engineering design and environmental information and plan to submit in 2021. For the onshore works, planning permission will be required and it is expected that the appropriate process will be for the application to be made to An Bord Pleanála.

innogy has applied for a licence under the Foreshore Act to enable us to undertake further surveys of the seabed and to install buoy mounted equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions. The information collected will be used to progress the engineering design and to inform the ongoing environmental assessments required as part of the consent process. Consent of this licence will enable innogy to undertake further site investigations and data collection; please note that these are not the final planning applications for the project.
Cable routeWe are examining potential cable routes based on the various connection points. It will be a combination of undersea and onshore underground cable. There are no overhead cables or pylons proposed.
Proposed timelineSubject to achieving a number of consenting milestones, the start of construction is expected in 2024, with a potential two-year construction period.
Onshore Grid ConnectionLandfall options in the Poolbeg area and between Killiney and Bray are currently being evaluated along with possible connection points into the grid system and necessary onshore cable routes.

Onshore cables will be joined to the offshore cables at a transition joint bay located close to the landfall. The onshore cables leading to the grid connection point will be buried.

Grid connection point - further infrastructure may be required. We are currently working with EirGrid to understand the requirements. It is likely that this will take the form of a new substation in close proximity to the connection point.

*The final installed capacity of the site will be subject to finalisation based on consenting conditions, grid capacity and commercial optimisation.