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Mac Lir Offshore Wind Farm

Clean Energy on the Horizon

Mac Lir is a proposed renewable energy development located in the Irish Sea, off the coast of counties Wicklow and Wexford.

Wicklow Head
About the project

At its nearest point, Mac Lir will be over 22km off the east coast, lying entirely outside Ireland’s 12 nautical mile foreshore limit. The project has the potential to deliver enough renewable energy to power over 600,000 households each year, helping Ireland to meet its binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030.

Project Timeline to 2030*
2021

Data acquisition and feasibility analysis

Fisheries Liaison Officer appointed

Environmental surveys commenced

Stakeholder engagements begin and continue throughout each phase of the development process

 

*Timeline is indicative and based on critical path development activities commencing in 2021. The development activities and timelines of offshore wind farms in Irish waters will progress under the plan led process and will follow the approval of Designated Maritime Area Plans by both Houses of Government.  

2022

Foreshore Investigation Licence Application submitted

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant procurement

Planning and procurement of offshore geophysical survey

2023

Two year aerial surveys completed

EIA consultant appointment

Onshore grid feasibility study completed

Offshore marine geophysical survey completed

Environmental and site surveys ongoing

2024

EIA Scoping

Pre-application consultation with An Coimisiún Pleanála

2025

Offshore Renewable Energy Support Scheme (ORESS) Auction

Marine Area Consent (MAC) process

Progression of EIA studies

2026

Finalise EIA studies

Submit application for development consent

2027

Receive grant of development consent

2028

Commence wind farm construction

 

2030

First power

Project commissioning and delivery of clean, renewable energy for the Irish electricity consumer

Turbine
About Source Galileo

Our team has decades of expertise in developing major renewable energy projects. We listen closely, build partnerships, manage relationships, and apply all our experience to make large-scale renewable projects happen.

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