The Anonymous Widower

Shannon Estuary Could Support Build-Out of 30 GW Of Floating Wind, House 2 GW of Electrolysis Capacity

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article from

This is the opening paragraph.

The Shannon Estuary in Ireland can support the build-out of up to 1.8 GW of floating wind per year and up to 30 GW by 2050. In addition, it could accommodate a 2 GW electrolyser for hydrogen and downstream e-fuels production, according to the US-headquartered company Bechtel, which reviewed the Shannon Foynes Port Company’s Vision 2041 masterplan.

The island of Ireland will truly be going green.

The Turbine Production Figures

The headline talks about rolling out 1800 MW of floating wind turbines per year and in the body of the article it says this.

At peak, up to 120 floating turbines could be installed offshore per year.

This would imply 15 MW turbines, which is entirely feasible.

As all these figures were produced and/or fully checked by Bechtel, I would suspect that they are very sound.

So does this imply that 120 floating wind turbines is a typical production limit of this type of turbine assembled in a custom-built facility in a port?


November 4, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | , , ,

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