Figure 1.1 (click image to enlarge)
Located off the East Coast of Ireland, the Shelmalere Offshore Windfarm project will utilise fixed bottom wind turbines 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 November 2020. The application reference number is FS007261. 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. Within this red boundary, there are hatched and unhatched areas:
- The red hatched area is the area we are investigating for potential cable routes.
- The red unhatched area is the area 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 fixed bottom technology, which involves turbines mounted on a fixed bottom structure secured to the seabed.
Turbine numbers depend on individual turbine size. Based on current technology at 15MW, a 1 GW wind farm comprises of approx. 70 turbines.
Indicative Project Timeline