DORIS Group, through its fully owned subsidiary ODE, has been selected as Owner’s Engineer for Codling Wind Park, set to become one of the largest offshore wind farms in Ireland. Executing its first renewables contract in Ireland, ODE will be working closely with client Codling Wind Park Ltd (CWPL), a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Renewables and EDF Renewables.
Initially planned as two separate wind farms, the now-combined Codling Wind Park is expected to span an area of around 125km2 approximately 13-22 kilometres off the County Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town. The project is anticipated to have an installed capacity of 900-1500MW and use up to 140 wind turbine generators (WTG). A planning application is expected to be submitted in the first half of 2022.
As Owner’s Engineer, ODE will be overseeing the concept and feasibility development of the WTG foundations, onshore and offshore substation, and array cables for Codling Wind Park. ODE will also be providing a wider range of technical expertise as necessary in support of the project.
Rob Sheldon, Engineering Manager at Codling Wind Park Ltd said, “We are delighted to be working with ODE as Owner’s Engineer. The breadth and depth of their offshore wind experience and technical expertise will be critical support for Codling Wind Park as it progresses to the next phase in the development.”
ODE has built its expertise in Owner’s Engineering and concept and feasibility studies through a range of project experience, including recent works in Poland, Taiwan and the USA. This specialised knowledge, paired with over 20 years of wider experience in the renewables industry, will enable ODE to provide intelligent engineering solutions and expert advice to the Codling Wind Park team.
David Robertson, ODE’s Director & Head of Renewables, commented, “The achievement of this contract is testament to the engineering knowledge and capabilities of the ODE Renewables team. We are looking forward to entering the Irish offshore wind market for the first time, particularly on such a milestone project as Codling Wind Park.”
About Codling Wind Park Ltd
With the potential to generate enough locally produced renewable electricity to power the equivalent of up to 1.2 million homes annually, Codling Wind Park represents one of the largest energy infrastructure investments in Ireland this decade. Set to become one of Ireland’s largest offshore wind farms, the project will deliver substantial benefits to the regional and national economy, including more than 1,000 construction jobs and around 70 long-term, locally based jobs.
It will also help reduce Ireland’s reliance on imported fossil fuel-based energy and significantly improve energy security. Subject to all necessary permits and consents being received, Codling Wind Park could begin construction in 2024/25. Construction is expected to take two to three years to complete.