Codling Wind Park
First identified by Ronan Group in 1999 after extensive coastal exploration the area around Codling Bank, a shallow sand bank 13 kilometres off the east coast of Ireland, was identified as meeting the technical, physical and environmental criteria for a large-scale commercial offshore wind farm.
Ronan Group successfully secured Foreshore Leases for a wind farm of up to 1.1 gigawatts in 2005, followed by the granting of a second phase in 2009 for a further one gigawatt. Ronan Group sold down the majority of its stake in the project to EDF Renewables (EDFR) in 2020, and a Fred. Olsen Renewables (FOR), EDF Renewables and Ronan Group partnership is now poised to bring to life what will be Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm on completion.
Codling Wind Park will make a major contribution to Ireland’s ambitious Programme for Government and Climate Action Plan’s 2030 emission targets with the scheme, once built and operational, capable of meeting more than 50 per cent of Ireland’s domestic energy requirements.