Celtic Sea Array
About the project
Celtic Sea Array is a c1.2GW project situated off the coast of Waterford approximately 25km from shore. It has been in development since 2018 and we are currently awaiting determination on a Foreshore Licence application lodged with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in 2019. The site is situated in charted water depths of 65m – 75m. The indicative site location has been chosen following a phased site selection process that considered regional resources, physical and environmental constraints and assessed the renewable generation capacity of the area. In addition, a preliminary shipping and navigation review was undertaken to ensure navigational risks were better understood. These assessments and consideration have informed the position, size and shape of the proposed area to be surveyed. Once this information has been gathered, we will use it, alongside information gathered during consultation with stakeholders to further refine the site area. All surveys conducted on the site will be used to consider the baseline environment and inform project design and alternatives along with measures for monitoring, mitigation and/or compensation. This will be documented in an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and other relevant documents to support our application for consent. Once operational, Celtic Sea Array will be capable of supplying clean, renewable energy to over 1.2 million customers and offsetting over 1.2 billion kgs of harmful carbon annually.