A public consultation on what would be Ireland’s largest offshore windfarm has been initiated. The project known as the Codling Wind Park is being developed via an EDF Renewables and Fred Olsen Renewables joint venture and would be situated 13km off the Wicklow coast, between Wicklow town and Greystones.
If approved the project would create enough renewable energy to power 1.2 million homes and would comprise 200 fixed wind turbines. 1,000 people would be employed during the construction phase and there would also be 70 long-term jobs during the operation phase.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, this phase of the public consultation will take place online. There will be further public consultation during the summer and the autumn. Further planning applications will be submitted in the next couple of years. All going well, construction would begin in 2024 or 2025.
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