Iberdrola and DP Energy open offices in Cork

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 11/01/2022 Iberdrola

Iberdrola and DP Energy have officially opened new offices of their offshore wind joint venture, in which Iberdrola has a majority stake. The new premises, located at 1 Horgan's Quay, Waterfront Square, were inaugurated by the Irish Prime Minister, Micheál Martin.

The three offshore wind projects jointly developed by the two companies, with a total capacity of 3 GW, will be eligible for the next auction. Two will use floating technology (Inis Ealga and Clarus) and the third, Shelmalere, will use traditional technology, i.e. fixed foundations anchored to the seabed.

Once operational, the three offshore wind farms are expected generate enough green energy to power the equivalent of 2.6 million Irish homes . The commissioning of these projects, expected between 2028 and 2030, will make a contribution to meeting the Irish Government's climate action plan which sets a target of 5 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin said: "Renewable energy will play an important role in the future of the island as we seek to prosper and grow in a truly sustainable way. I look forward to seeing DP Energy and Iberdrola progress both at home and abroad as we seek to work together for a green future for the whole nation."  

Charlie Jordan, Iberdrola's offshore wind director for the UK and Ireland, said: "Ireland's particular geographic and wind resource conditions will allow it to be among the strongest countries in the European offshore sector in the coming years and to benefit from a significant flow of investment while creating thousands of highly skilled jobs."