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Ocean Winds is evaluating the expansion of its global offshore wind portfolio (1.5GW in construction and 4GW in development) to include Ireland. Ocean Winds has established Cailleach Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, a project delivery company which has submitted a Foreshore Application Licence Application to undertake site investigations for the potential development of an offshore wind farm 13km from the shore at Co. Wicklow in Ireland. 
 
The surveys will enable OW to determine the ground conditions and ascertain the metocean conditions on site which will feed into the future design of the wind farm. The timeline for the survey programme is designed to ensure that the Cailleach Offshore Wind Farm is well positioned to bid into upcoming offshore specific RESS auctions. Cailleach is the first a number of Irish sites which OW is examining, and the Foreshore Licence is required to enable preliminary site investigations to be undertaken, and development potential assessed. Ocean Winds is a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie.
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