AqualisBraemar LOC supports Codling Wind Park

AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) has been appointed as Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) for the construction of
Codling Wind Park - Ireland’s largest Phase One offshore wind project.

Appointed to the project by Codling Wind Park Ltd., ABL will provide MWS for the marine transportation and installation of WTG foundations, offshore support structures, inter-array cables, export cables and wind turbine generators. The size and number of wind turbines to be installed is not yet confirmed but could involve up to 140 units.

Subject to all necessary permits and consents being received,
Codling Wind Park could begin construction in 2024/25, a process that is expected to take two to three years to complete.

The company has also been appointed to provide consulting services related to the review of early designs and installation methodologies, as well as vessels and equipment.

“We are enormously proud to have the opportunity to work on such a significant project for the Irish energy industry. The Codling Wind Park offshore project represents a decisive step forward in delivering Ireland’s climate action plan targets. It also aims to deliver huge benefits for local businesses and communities, generating around 1,000 jobs in construction for the area,”
said Mike McLachlan, ABL renewables project director.

Rob Sheldon, Engineering Manager at Codling Wind Park Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have ABL as part of our team. Bringing their global experience and expertise to bear from an early stage in the project’s lifecycle will help us to develop Codling Wind Park to the highest standards, delivering a project that makes a significant contribution to Ireland’s 2030 Climate Action Plan targets”.

Codling is expected to span an area of around 125 km2, approximately 13-22 kilometres off the County Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town. The project is anticipated to have an installed capacity of 900-1,500 MW and use up to 140 wind turbine generators (WTG). A planning application is expected to be submitted in the first half of 2022. It is being developed by Codling Wind Park Ltd (CWPL), a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Renewables and EDF Renewables.

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