The Anonymous Widower

Activity Ramping Up On Irish Floating Wind Test Site

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

This is the sub-heading.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is busy with bringing forward its Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS), a floating wind and wave energy technology test site which has been in development for several years now. Along with offshore surveys scheduled for next month, SEIA has also commenced work on procuring an onshore substation and a floating LiDAR for AMETS.

It all sounds very professional.

The Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site will be located off Annagh Head in the West of Ireland. This Google Map shows the location of Annagh Head on the island of Ireland.

I do have a imperfect memory of a weekend of good hospitality and gourmet food at a hotel called the Cashel House Hotel to the West of Galway, but I can’t remember how C and I flew there. Did we fly to Knock or Shannon either using a scheduled airline or my Cessna 340 A?

All I can remember of the holiday, was that it was very windy at times and driving through Westport. So did we explore towards Annagh Head?

This Google Map shows a close-up of Annagh Head.

I suspect that Annagh Head is an ideal location to test floating wind and wave power.

There will also be good hospitality and airlinks to the UK and Europe.

In So Many Floating Wind Designs, So Few Test Sites – Norwegian METCentre Sold Out, I wrote about the shortage of test sites for wind power.

So perhaps, AMETS will help to fill the gap?


February 27, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , , ,

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