Ireland has a vast offshore energy resource within its maritime area. This enables us to not only produce indigenous energy for Ireland’s needs, but also to support Europe’s broader ambition for de-carbonisation by 2050.
Scale & Volume
Offshore wind farms enable the deployment of very large modern wind turbines in large projects within areas remote from population, and where wind speeds are significantly higher than those onshore. The combined scale of turbine, project size and better wind speeds enables a greater volume of clean energy to be produced than could be generated onshore.
Reduced CO₂ emissions
The Clarus Offshore Wind Farm project will directly contribute to Ireland’s climate objective of reducing CO₂ emissions by 51% by 2030 en route to reaching total de-carbonisation by 2050.
Baseline surveys will be undertaken over the project area and surrounding buffer zone identifying and recording species in detail. In doing so, the project will be contributing to a greater understanding of Ireland’s marine environment.
Job Creation & Economic Benefit
The project will provide employment in a wide range of industry activities. The economic benefit will extend to the expansion of port facilities and provide opportunities to support businesses throughout the supply chain. It will also provide the opportunity for Ireland to become a major exporter of energy.
The project will generate clean renewable energy for Ireland, thus reducing the need to import fossil fuels. This both improves Ireland’s CO₂ footprint and reduces its vulnerability to fluctuations in fuel pricing or import risk.