First Flight Wind Project Canceled

The developers of the First Flight Wind offshore project, Dong Energy, RES and B9, have given up on the project that could have comprised 100 wind turbines off the coast of Northern Ireland. 

The companies behind the project cited new regulatory requirements as the reason the project became nonviable.

“The company has made significant progress in establishing the feasibility of the project off the coast of Co. Down. However, as a result of delays to the design of the new market and renewable incentive arrangements for Northern Ireland, First Flight Wind has concluded that the project can no longer be built in the timeframes likely to be required under the new market rules. As a result, it is not going to be possible to continue with further project development and consent related activity,” First Flight Wind consortium wrote on its official website.

First Flight Wind Farm would have had a capacity of 300 to 400 MW off the south-east coast of County Down and would have created between 80 and 100 jobs.

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Offshore WIND Staff; Image: First Flight Wind