Located off the West Coast of Ireland, the Clarus Offshore Wind Farm project will utilise Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) technology and upon completion, will have the potential capacity of up to 1 GW.
An Application for Foreshore Licence was submitted to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DoHLGH) in December 2020. The application reference number is FS007280. The purpose of this is to seek permission to investigate the area.
The red boundary in Figure 1.1 is the Foreshore Licence Application Area. This is the area that we are investigating for potential cable routes.
The grey boundary Figure 1.1. is the Turbine Investigation Area. This is the are that we are investigating for the wind farm itself.
The project is expected to have a capacity of approx. 1,000MW (1 GW). However, until the surveys and studies are complete, this figure is indicative only.
The project will use floating wind technology which involves turbines mounted on a floating structure connected to the seabed by mooring lines.
Turbine numbers depend on individual turbine size. Based on current technology at 15 MW, a 1 GW wind farm would likely comprise of approx. 70 turbines.
Indicative Project Timeline
Foreshore Licence Application Submitted
Maritime Area Consent Application Submission
Planning Consent Application Submission
Planning Consent Granted. Submission of Grid Application