Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

Wind Power Planned for Ireland

2002-03-29 [SolarAccess.com] Ireland approved a 640 million Euro (US$571 million) plan to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm capable of generating 520 MW of electricity. The plan calls for 200 turbines to be built in the Irish Sea off County Wicklow on Ireland’s east coast by Eirtricity and could supply about 10 percent of the country’s energy needs. Eirtricity hopes to begin construction work in the spring, with the first phase of the project, generating 60 MW, going into operation in the fall.