Innogy has filed an application for further seabed surveys and the installation of buoy mounted equipment at the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland.
Innogy applied to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in September for a license under the Foreshore Act to enable the project to undertake further surveys and to install equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions.
The collected information will be used to progress the engineering design and to inform the ongoing environmental assessments required as part of the consent process.
Consent of this Foreshore license will enable innogy to continue with the development of the project, while the company plans to submit an application for the planning consent in 2021.
Dublin Array is being developed on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea at a project site located 10km offshore. The project, owned by innogy and Saorgus Energy, has a potential capacity of at least 600MW.
A stakeholder and community engagement program is planned for 2020.