520 MW offshore wind farm proposed for Dublin

Irish-owned Saorgus Energy has applied for a foreshore license, in order to build a 145 turbine, 100 metre-high wind farm off the coast of Dublin, Ireland.

The proposed Dublin Array would have the capacity to generate around 520 MW of electricity and its developers have already received approval for a grid connection.

The Dublin Array is one of three wind farms proposed for off the Dublin- Wicklow coast. The Irish Times reports that these include a 220 turbine facility on the Codling Bank and the Arklow Bank project, both of which have foreshore licenses.

If the Saorgus Energy proposal goes ahead it could power 450,000 homes and the company believes the energy created could also be exported to the UK, when operational in 2018.

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