innogy SE, through its Irish subsidiary Innogy Renewables Ireland, has partnered with Irish company Saorgus Energy to continue the development of a major offshore wind project in Ireland. innogy will take an equal share of the Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm Project.
Dublin Array is a circa 600MW offshore development project, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dublin, and has been developed so far by Saorgus Energy.
Saorgus Energy and innogy have now agreed and established a strategic partnership to further progress the development through to planning consent. This next phase of development will be led by innogy with support from Saorgus Energy.
“I am delighted that we have secured our involvement in a second Irish project, following our acquisition of the 10MW Dromadda Beg onshore wind farm last year, providing support for Ireland to decarbonise the energy sector over the coming years. These acquisitions are a perfect fit with our strategy to deliver sustainable growth in accordance with innogy’s financial targets to maximise value for the company and our shareholders, and to generate sustainable renewable energy for consumers,” said Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE.
Aidan Forde, Director of Saorgus Energy, adds: “We are pleased that innogy, with their extensive offshore wind experience, are on board with us in the development of the Dublin Array project. Once operational, Dublin Array will help enable the Irish Government to meet its 2020-2030 EU energy targets, will contribute to increasing the diversity of renewable energy supply in Ireland and will deliver much-needed clean electricity to Dublin.”