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RWE expands its Irish offshore business

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 02/12/2022 RWE

RWE has acquired 100% of Irish company Western Power Offshore Developments Ltd, which is in the early stages of developing the East Celtic Wind Farm project off the coast of Ireland.
 
Located around 10 km off the coast of Wexford and Waterford in Ireland, the East Celtic project is in the very early stages of development, and important decisions have yet to be made, from the overall size of the wind farm to turbine locations, cable routes and land-based developments. A major public consultation exercise will take place to gather views from local people to help inform the future direction of the project design.
 
Depending on the final agreed installed capacity, and once fully developed and constructed, it could have the potential to generate up to 900 MW of energy.
 
Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Wind Offshore of RWE Renewables, said: “The acquisition of the East Celtic wind farm project is a significant step in the growth of RWE’s Irish offshore business, East Celtic is targeting inclusion in Ireland’s offshore Phase 2 round and could be invaluable in contributing to the Irish Government’s 80% renewable energy target by 2030. RWE is a global leader in the development of offshore wind, and we are excited about this next phase in Ireland’s renewable journey and look forward to expanding our team and working with stakeholders to advance the project.“


RWE currently operates 17 offshore wind farms in five countries, and is developing and constructing some of the world’s most advanced offshore wind farms. By 2030, as part of its investment and growth plan, "Growing Green", RWE intends to triple its global offshore wind capacity from the current 2.4 GW to 8 GW.
In Ireland, RWE is already developing the Dublin Array wind farm project in partnership with Saorgus Energy, off the coast of Dublin and Wicklow which will be capable of generating up to 600-900 MW of electricity.


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