PLAN TO INVEST A MASSIVE €2BN IN WIND FARM
INVESTMENT of up to €2 billion to develop the Arklow Wind Bank Park is planned by renewable energy developer and generator SSE.
The company presented its plans to Wicklow County Council in recent days and outlined how it aims to develop the offshore wind farm to its 520MW potential.
When fully completed, the new offshore wind farm will be capable of generating enough renewable electricity to power almost half a million homes each year.
SSE has a 99-year foreshore lease, granted in 2002, for the development of a minimum 520MW offshore wind farm 7 to 13 km off the Arklow coast.