Enabling a sustainable energy future for the people of Ireland

Enabling a sustainable energy future for the people of Ireland

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.


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Timeline

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

Site Selection

Site selection process, feasibility study and constraint analysis undertaken to identify suitable area for potential offshore wind farm

2020

Foreshore Licence submitted

Foreshore Licence submitted

Foreshore Investigation Licence (FSIL) submitted to Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Public Consultation

Public Consultation

Working closely with local communities and key stakeholders to ensure their views are heard and to maximise the positive impact our projects

2022

Licence Issued

Licence Issued

Site investigation survey work to commence including geophysical, geotechnical and metocean surveys

2023

Maritime Area Consent

Maritime Area Consent

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

2024

Pre-application consultation

Pre-application consultation

Public consultation pre submission of planning application to An Bord Pleanála

2025

Planning Application Submission

Planning Application Submission

Planning application submission including Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR)

Public Consultation

Public Consultation

Public Information days and consultation

2026

Planning Decision

Planning Decision

Planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála

2027

Construction

Construction

Construction commences on site

2028

Grid Connection

Grid Connection

First power of offshore wind farm

Commercial Operations

Commercial Operations

Up to 1GW of offshore wind capacity brought into commercial production

2030

Project Map

The site is proposed to be located a minimum 14km and up to 22km off the Cork Coast. The site area is 166km2 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.

Offshore wind project map