Published: 08 February 2007 08 February 2007
Eclipse Energy UK plc (Eclipse) has announces that it has been granted consent to construct and operate the Ormonde offshore wind farm and to generate and export electricity from the adjacent Ormonde Gas Fields development by the UK Government.
This completes the series of principal permissions necessary to construct the world's first co-development of offshore gas and wind energy, in the East Irish Sea. When constructed Ormonde is expected to have the ability to provide up to 200MW of electricity from its gas turbines fuelled by two natural gas fields and dedicated offshore wind farm of 30 turbines. The project anticipates first energy in 2009.