Inis Offshore Wind is an Irish renewable energy firm working to enable a sustainable energy future for the people of Ireland. Backed by the Temporis Aurora Fund, whose investors include the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), our purpose is to harness Ireland’s vast offshore wind energy potential to accelerate and deliver Ireland’s energy transition to a clean, sustainable, low-carbon system.
The Kinsale Offshore Wind Farm is one of Inis Offshore Wind’s proposed offshore wind projects. Work began in early 2020 in response to the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan. Learn more about the project timeline below.
Site selection process, feasibility study and constraint analysis was undertaken to identify suitable area for potential offshore wind farm
Foreshore Investigation Licence (FSIL) submitted to Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Working closely with local communities and key stakeholders to ensure their views are heard and to maximise the positive impact our projects
Site investigation survey work to commence including geophysical, geotechnical and metocean surveys
Maritime Area Consent (MAC) is required to develop in a specific maritime area. It grants the offshore developer exclusive option to develop offshore wind in that area
Public consultation pre submission of planning application to An Bord Pleanála
Planning application submission including Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR)
Public Information days and consultation
Planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála
Construction commences on site
First power of offshore wind farm
Up to 1GW of offshore wind capacity brought into commercial production
The site is proposed to be located a minimum 14km and up to 33km off the Cork Coast. The site area is 320km2 however the ultimate site will be refined over time and the eventual wind farm area will be substantially less than this area. Should the project successfully progress through planning to construction, it is hoped that capacity of up to 1000MW can be brought into production by 2030 generating green electricity for 900,000 homes.