Rosslare Europort - Offshore Renewable Energy Hub
Rosslare Europort, supported by Port Authority Iarnród Éireann, has a vision to become the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) hub for Ireland’s South-East. The hub will service the emerging offshore wind industry and help support the government’s offshore wind target of seven gigawatts of power from ORE by 2030. Representing an estimated €200 million investment, the proposed plans have the potential to transform the economy of the South-East Region via new industry and job creation.
While Rosslare Europort is ideally located to service the Offshore Wind (OSW) sector, particularly for developments in the Irish and Celtic seas, significant infrastructure works are required to ensure suitable port facilities are in place to support the construction and ongoing operations of Rosslare Europort as an ORE hub.
Key project elements
The proposed plans for the ORE Hub at Rosslare Europort will support the growing OSW industry, help Ireland deliver its Climate Action Plan and ensure economic growth for the South-East region. The plan can deliver:
- A purpose-built ORE quay and berth
- Quayside ORE storage and construction up to 50 acres in area
- Navigable channel dredged down to a minimum of -9m depth
- Management Control Centre & management offices and facilities
- Significant economic growth and job creation
Why Rosslare Europort?
Ireland represents one of the best ORE resources in Europe, with a sea area of 490,000sq kms. More than 25 ORE development projects are planned nationally, and Rosslare Europort is ideally positioned within 60 nautical miles of several of the planned developments in the Irish and Celtic seas.
At Rosslare Europort, access can be developed to provide the key infrastructure required to serve the different stages of the OSW projects including marshalling, assembly, staging and load out of key components as well as the ongoing operation, maintenance, and crew transfers that will take place when the industry is up and running.
This transformative project is in the preliminary design phase and will progress to public consultation in 2023. Following public consultation, the project design will be finalised and it is intended that a planning application will be made to An Bord Pleanála later in 2023. Construction is planned during 2025/26 and with project completion planned for later in 2026.
Rosslare Europort Ireland’s ORE Hub – Downloadable brochure. (Brochure correct as of April 2022)
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