Irish research to lead international development of floating windfarms

MaREI project IDEA – IRL (Integrated Design Of Floating Wind Arrays Ireland) at University College Cork was featured in an article for the Irish Examiner. 

A new SEAI-funded project has put Irish research at the forefront of international efforts to accelerate the development of large-scale floating wind energy (FLOW) farms.

The project, named IDEA-IRL: Integrated Design of FLOW Arrays – Ireland will produce a long-term FLOW development roadmap for Ireland, identifying recommendations to maximise its social, economic and environmental benefits.

This €800k project is coordinated by MaREI, University College Cork (the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation), and includes project partners Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) and Wind Energy Ireland (WEI). 

Read the full article here.

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This project will fund Ireland’s contribution to the IEA Wind Task 49 as well as facilitate research into FOWA opportunities specific to Ireland.

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