ESB submits foreshore licence application for Irish wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/12/2021 ESB
ESB Wind Development Limited has applied for a foreshore licence to carry out site investigations relating to a possible wind farm on a site named Sea Stacks Offshore Wind, situated off the coasts of Dublin and Wicklow.

This foreshore application relates to the site investigation works only. These activities are required to inform the overall project feasibility; the conditions at site and along the cable route; the various assessments required to progress the project; and the development of the project.

Site Investigations proposed include geophysical surveys, geotechnical surveys, oceanographic and metocean surveys, and environmental/ecological & archaeological surveys.

Copies of the application and supporting documents, maps, plans and drawings are available for inspection between 23 December 2021 and 30 January 2022.


The Sea Stacks Offshore Wind Farm is one of ESB’s proposed development projects. The site is located approximately 12km (at the nearest point) off the Dublin & Wicklow Coast. The ultimate site will be refined over time and ESB anticipates that the final wind farm area is likely to be in the order of 160km2 which is approximately 50% of the overall turbine array study area. The expected capacity output of such a project will be approximately 800MW.