Developer powers ahead with plans for massive windfarm off Waterford coast
The world’s second largest offshore windfarm, which developers hope to build off the coast of county Waterford, could be completed by 2026.
The company behind the project, DP Energy Ireland, recently opened its public consultation phase of the project, which runs for 52 kilometres from outside of Dungarvan Harbour all the way west to Cork Harbour.
The entire wind farm would cover more then 900KM2 of water in the Celtic sea.
If it gets the green light, the site known as Inis Ealga could provide up to 700MWs of power, capable of powering more than 100,00o homes. If it is constructed now, it would be the second largest offshore power-producing site in the world.
Part of the proposed location of the windfarm requires a foreshore application as it lies within 12 nautical miles of the shore.
Submissions from the public regarding the foreshore application closes on April 10.
Information on the Inis Ealga proposal can be found on the planning section Department of Housing’s website.