Array is an offshore wind farm that is being developed by Saorgus
Energy. It is located on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea
approximately 10 km to the east of the coasts of Dublin and Wicklow.
The wind farm will consist of 145 turbines arranged in rows four
to five deep that run north-south along the banks. With a potential
installed capacity of 520 MW, Dublin Array will generate enough green
electricity to meet the demands of over 450,000 homes.
The power generated will be available to help meet Ireland’s
energy needs and meet its mandatory environmental targets.
it can be exported to the United Kingdom, where there is significant
demand for renewable energy. By contributing to domestic renewable
targets or export of renewables, Dublin Array can make a significant
contribution to Irish government energy policy objectives.
Dublin Array will provide a very significant economic stimulus to Ireland
which will result in foreign investment, sustainable job creation and
a new source of long term revenue for the State from foreshore rent,
income tax and corporation tax.
Dublin Array has secured a connection to the Irish national grid for
364 MW. Wind monitoring has been undertaken on the Kish Lighthouse
for a number of years and wind resource assessment has been completed.
Geotechnical investigations, including seismic and bathymetric surveys,
and borehole drilling have also been completed on the banks.
Two foreshore lease applications have been lodged with the Department
of the Environment, Community and Local Government for permission to
construct Dublin Array. The Environmental Impact Statement and Natura
Impact Statement from these applications are now available in a number
of public venues in counties Dublin and Wicklow for viewing by the
public (for further details see www.dublinarray.com). The environmental
information is also available for download on the project website.
A jack-up rig carrying out geotechnical investigations on the Kish
Bank for Saorgus Energy as part of the Dublin Array foreshore lease
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