ODE Cracks Irish Offshore Wind Market

Codling Wind Park Ltd has selected the engineering and technical service provider Offshore Design Engineering Ltd (ODE) as Owner’s Engineer for Codling Wind Park offshore Ireland.

Executing its first renewables contract in Ireland, ODE will be working closely with Codling Wind Park Ltd, a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Renewables and EDF Renewables.

A photomontage of a 107-turbine Codling Wind park
A photomontage of a 107-turbine Codling Wind Park. Source: CWPL

Initially planned as two separate wind farms, the now-combined Codling Wind Park is expected to span an area of around 125 square kilometres approximately 13-22 kilometres off the County Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town.

The project is anticipated to have an installed capacity of between 900 MW and 1,500 MW and use up to 140 wind turbines. A planning application is expected to be submitted in the first half of 2022.

As Owner’s Engineer, ODE will be overseeing the concept and feasibility development of the turbine foundations, onshore and offshore substation, and array cables for the wind farm.

ODE will also be providing a wider range of technical expertise as necessary in support of the project.

Rob Sheldon, Engineering Manager at Codling Wind Park Ltd said: ”We are delighted to be working with ODE as Owner’s Engineer. The breadth and depth of their offshore wind experience and technical expertise will be critical support for Codling Wind Park as it progresses to the next phase in the development.”

ODE has built its expertise in Owner’s Engineering and concept and feasibility studies through a range of project experience, including recent works in Poland, Taiwan, and the USA.

David Robertson, ODE’s Director & Head of Renewables, said: ”The achievement of this contract is testament to the engineering knowledge and capabilities of the ODE Renewables team. We are looking forward to entering the Irish offshore wind market for the first time, particularly on such a milestone project as Codling Wind Park.”

Photo: A photomontage of a 107-turbine Codling Wind park. Source: CWPL