Consortium delivers a geomorphological assessment of Arklow Bank Phase 2

In: Windfarms

SSE Renewables has engaged Partrac, MetOceanWorks and Cooper Marine Advisors to deliver a detailed geomorphology assessment for the
Arklow Bank Phase 2 offshore wind project project.

Stage 1 of the study was delivered at the end of 2019, providing a literature review, an initial phase of numerical modelling and recommendations for detailed site investigations, including metocean and geophysical surveys.

Stage 2 is now ongoing. It involves utilising the survey data to provide local validation of the modelling tools which will be used to support a long-term assessment of the lease area, export cable route and surrounding areas.

“As activity accelerates in the Irish offshore wind sector, we are delighted to be supporting SSE Renewables in this development”
said Dr. Kevin Black (Technical Director Partrac Ltd).

SSE Offshore Geotechnical Engineer John Davidson commented: “The geomorphological assessment compliments our engineering work streams, allowing us to make decisions with increased knowledge and therefore confidence. We are pleased to be working with the Partrac consortium toward delivery of Stage 2 of this exciting project.”

SSE anticipates that
Arklow Bank Phase 2 will commence operations in 2025 and power around half a million homes each year with green energy.

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