Emerald Floating Wind
Floating Wind

Emerald Floating Wind

Ireland
Project Status Active

The Emerald Project, situated in the Celtic Sea off the south coast of Ireland, will utilise cutting-edge Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) technology to construct a wind farm which, upon completion, will have a total installed capacity of up to 1.3 GW. This is equivalent to powering 1 million Irish homes or the capacity of the Moneypoint power station, Ireland’s largest electricity generation station.

The proposed project could transform the maritime area that previously was home to the Kinsale gas platform into a zone where renewable energy is produced from the wind. The project will also help Ireland to improve energy security and decarbonize the energy supply while playing an important role in helping the Irish government to meet its climate target of 5GW of offshore wind by 2030.

The use of floating technologies allows wind turbines to be located in deeper waters than fixed-bottom turbines. This allows the turbines to be placed further from shore (35-60km offshore) which will reduce visual impacts and gain access to better wind speeds.

The Emerald Project will initially comprise of a 300MW array, before scaling up to a 1GW offshore floating wind farm. This stepping-stone approach presents an opportunity to develop the local supply-chain.

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