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Rosslare Europort and Source Galileo sign deal on offshore wind projects


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Iarnród Éireann is currently working on a redevelopment plan that envisages the Rosslare Europort site supporting the construction of offshore wind farms, as well as providing operations and maintenance services.

The plan, which aims to allow the port become an offshore renewable energy (ORE) hub, has the potential to create up to 2,000 jobs.

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Rosslare Europort is located within 60 to 100 nautical miles of the majority of planned ORE developments in the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea.

Planned works at the port include an ORE purpose-built quay and berth, quayside storage and pre-construction area, as well as facilities for operations and maintenance.

The joint agreement, which is currently non-exclusive, is designed to allow Iarnród Éireann and Source Galileo work together to maximise the opportunities outlined in the redevelopment plan.

“Rosslare Europort is excited to work with Source Galileo whose vision for the potential of ORE aligns with our own,” said Glenn Carr, Iarnród Éireann Rosslare Europort’s director of commercial business units.

“We believe there are strong synergies to be achieved as we work together to place this renewable energy industry at the heart of Ireland’s decarbonised future,” he added.

Source Galileo is developing 10 Gigawatt (GW) of offshore wind projects off the coasts of a number of European countries. This includes the Mac Lir project, which is a proposed offshore wind farm located off the coasts of Wicklow and Wexford.

The project has a targeted installed capacity of 700 megawatts (MW), which could meet the needs of about 600,000 Irish households. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for this project is currently being prepared, while the company expects to submit a planning application for it in late 2026.

“Source Galileo is developing a portfolio of projects that will generate substantial clean renewable energy direct to homes and business across Ireland,” its chief executive Kevin Lynch said.

“We look forward to working with Iarnród Éireann to jointly develop solutions that will assist the Government to accelerate its target of delivering 5 GW of offshore wind by 2030, and 20 GW by 2040.”

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