ABL Joins Ireland’s Largest Offshore Wind Project
AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) has been appointed Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) for the construction of Codling Wind Park, Ireland’s largest Phase One offshore wind project.
Appointed to the project by Codling Wind Park Ltd., ABL will provide the MWS for marine transportation and installation of wind turbine foundations, offshore support structures, inter-grid cables, export cables and power generators. wind turbines.
The size and number of wind turbines to be installed are not yet confirmed but could involve up to 140 units, ABL said.
Subject to obtaining all necessary permits and consents, the Codling wind farm of up to 1.5 GW could begin construction in 2024/2025, with construction expected to take two to three years.
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work on such an important project for the Irish energy industry. The Codling Wind Park offshore project represents a milestone in achieving the goals of Ireland’s climate action plan. It also aims to deliver huge benefits to businesses and local communities, generating around 1,000 construction jobs for the region ”, noted Mike McLachlan, director of the ABL renewable energies project.
The company was also appointed to provide consultancy services related to the review of early designs and installation methodologies, as well as vessels and equipment.
Rob sheldon, Head of Engineering at Codling Wind Park Ltd said: “We are delighted to have ABL on our team. Bringing in their global experience and expertise early in the project life cycle will help us develop the Codling Wind Farm to the highest standards, delivering a project that significantly contributes to the plan’s goals. ‘Ireland’s climate action to 2030.’
The Codling Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, represents one of the largest investments in energy infrastructure in Ireland this decade and is on track to become the largest offshore wind farm in the country. The project is a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Renouvelables and EDF Renouvelables.