Emerald

Emerald

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The Emerald Project will harness the enormous wind potential of the Celtic Sea to help create a clean, sustainable future for everyone

Emerald Project Simply Blue Energy
Situated in the Celtic Sea off the south coast of Ireland, the Emerald Project, proposed by Simply Blue Energy Ltd., will utilise Principle Power’s cutting edge Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) technology, WindFloat®, to construct a wind farm which, upon completion, will have a total capacity of up to 1 GW. The project envisions the transformation of the maritime landscape in the vicinity of the Kinsale gas field into a zone for the production of clean, renewable offshore wind energy, in support of Ireland’s need to decarbonise the economy and ensure security of energy supply. This scheme will help to reduce Ireland’s dependence on foreign fossil fuel imports, while providing a clean, sustainable and renewable energy source which will help the country reach its targets on greenhouse gas emissions.

Emerald is intended to be delivered as a staged development starting with a demonstration array of approximately 100MW and building to an overall capacity of 1GW upon final completion. This “stepping-stone” approach is designed to encourage the growth of the local supply chain, bringing as many jobs to the local area as possible, while building the infrastructure necessary to deliver a project of this scale in a manner that will benefit the community, local stakeholders and the country. We are committed to listening to the voice of coastal communities and respecting those communities by welcoming engagement and working with partners who share our vision for sustainable marine development.

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