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1 GW floating wind farm will appear in northern Europe
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1 GW floating wind farm will appear in northern Europe 

Simply Blue Energy, an offshore renewable energy company, Simply Blue Energy, takes a step forward in the development of a floating offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1 GW in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.

 A floating wind farm

Photo: Simply Blue Energy [19659004] This week, the company applied to the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage of Ireland for a license to conduct initial site exploration pursuant to the Coastline Act of 1933 in the Kinsale County Region of Cork, Ireland.

A floating wind farm is planned to be located near the Kinsale gas field, which is currently being decommissioned.

The Emerald project is expected to be implemented in a phased development, starting with pre-commercial use of approximately 100 MW and ending with a total capacity of 1 GW after complete completion.

“This step-by-step approach is designed to stimulate the growth of the local supply chain, providing as many jobs as possible in the area, while creating the infrastructure necessary to implement a project of such a scale that will benefit the community and local stakeholders in the county,” Simply says Blue Energy.

The technology of a floating offshore wind farm allows the use of wind turbines in deeper waters (more than 60 m) than with a fixed bottom, freeing them for placement in other non-viable areas off the southern and western coasts, and allowing them to be placed further from the coast reducing visual impacts.

The Emerald project will introduce Principle Power's WindFloat technology at a depth of 85 to 90 m, 35 km from the coast. Recall that Principle Power technology is already operating outside of Portugal, deployed at WindFloat Atlantic.

Sam Roch-Perks, managing director of Simply Blue Energy, said: “Ireland has tremendous unrealized potential for producing offshore wind energy, especially in the south and western coasts, and modern floating wind technologies are key to unlocking this potential. A marine area 10 times our earth’s mass, we have a chance to catch and become a leader in the production of offshore wind energy both in Europe and around the world, which will allow us to become a “green bay” of renewable energy sources. ”[19659011] Irish Government Plan

The Irish Government climate action plan, published in 2019, sets a target capacity of at least 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy by 2030, and a new Government Program expands this goal to 5 GW by 2030. It was also planned to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 7% per year, which increases the importance of renewable energy projects. : ///

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