Statkraft partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) in January of 2023 to develop up to 2.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Ireland.
The scope of the partnership includes the three phases of the North Irish Sea Array, or NISA, and the Bore Array. The proposed location for NISA is off the coast of counties Dublin, Louth, and Meath, while the site of the Bore Array has been proposed for the Celtic Sea.
The Irish Government updated its offshore wind policy in 2023. The policy describes an approach whereby the State identifies and auctions locations suitable for offshore wind farm development, all future development of offshore wind in Ireland will now proceed under a plan led system with projects being built in Designated Marine Areas.
The Bore Array project is at the early stages and will only progress through the project development phase once greater clarity is received on the Designated Marine Area Plan, which is due to be released by the Irish Government in Spring of 2024.