Codling contracts DNV for Project Certification

4C Offshore | James Bernthal-Hooker
By: 05/10/2021 DNV
DNV has been contracted to certify the Codling Wind Park project, a large proposed Irish offshore wind farm. The independent assurance provider will carry out Project Certification for the 1.5 GW wind farm, which is being developed by a 50:50 joint venture between EDF Renewables and Fred. Olsen Renewables.
“Excellent wind speeds in the Irish Sea and favourable foreshore conditions provide an ideal environment for generating electricity from offshore wind,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV (pictured). “Using this resource with safe and reliable offshore wind projects can make Ireland a global leader in renewable electricity generation. Having been involved in over 80% of the offshore wind farm certification projects worldwide, we are happy to support Codling Wind Park and Ireland to realize the ambitious targets.“

Codling Wind Park is a proposed  installation 12-33 km off the coast of County Wicklow, in the Irish Sea. Subject to consents, it could begin construction in 2024 or 2025, for commissioning around 2028.

Rob Sheldon, Engineering Manager at Codling Wind Park, said: “The development of the project is a significant endeavour, supported by many parties. We are delighted to have DNV as part of our team. DNV’s global experience and expertise will help us navigate our path to certification with confidence. Codling Wind Park will be developed to the highest standards, and we look forward to delivering a project of which Ireland can be justifiably proud, bringing locally produced renewable electricity to up to 1.2 million Irish homes.”

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