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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






Codling Wind Park, planned off the County Wicklow coast, has confirmed a 25% reduction in the number of turbines needed for the project. Originally, it was thought that around 100 turbines would be necessary, but the final design now indicates a requirement of a maximum of 75 and a minimum of 60 turbines.
The proposed turbine tip height ranges from 288 metres to a maximum of 314 metres. Despite this reduction, the development is expected to generate 1,300MW of clean electricity. Initially, it was estimated that about 440 turbines would be required. However, due to advancements in wind turbine technology and a better understanding of the wind farm site, only 75 turbines are now deemed necessary – marking an 83% reduction.

Located approximately 13 to 22 kilometres off the Co. Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town, the project is a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Seawind and EDF Renewables. Pending planning permission and the acquisition of all necessary permits and consents, construction could begin in 2026-27, with an estimated completion time of two to three years.
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