The Anonymous Widower

Irish ESB Joins Northland Power On Two Scottish Offshore Wind Projects

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

This is the sub-heading.

ESB will acquire a 24.5 per cent interest in Northland Power’s ScotWind projects, the fixed-bottom offshore wind farm Spiorad na Mara and the floating wind project Havbredey. Northland will retain 75.5 per cent in each project and continue to lead their development, construction, and operation

This is the first paragraph.

The companies have signed definitive agreements on ESB’s purchase of project stakes, with all commitments made prior to the agreements to remain in place.

Last month, I wrote ESB Invests In Floating Offshore Wind Mooring Tech. so are they in acquisitive mode?

This map from Cross Estate Scotland shows all the ScotWind contracts.

ESB now lrasr the following stakes in ScotWind.

Their details are as follows.

  • 14 – Havbredey – Floating – 1500 MW – 25 %
  • 16 – Spiorad na Mara – Fixed – 840 MW – 25 %
  • 20 – Unnamed – Floating – 500 MW – 100 %

These figures mean they lease about a GW.

I have my thoughts.

Will There Be A Multi-Purpose Interconnector between Ireland And Scotland?

Nothing has been mentioned yet, but could new wind farms om the future to the West of the Hebrides be connected to both the North of Scotland and the North of Ireland by a multi-purpose interconnector?

May 10, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , , , , , ,

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