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The red boundary is the Foreshore Licence Application Area. Within this red boundary, there are hatched and unhatched areas: The red hatched area is the area being investigated for potential cable routes. The red unhatched area is the area being investigated for the wind farm itself.

The red boundary is the Foreshore Licence Application Area. Within this red boundary, there are hatched and unhatched areas: The red hatched area is the area being investigated for potential cable routes. The red unhatched area is the area being investigated for the wind farm itself.

The red boundary is the Foreshore Licence Application Area. Within this red boundary, there are hatched and unhatched areas: The red hatched area is the area being investigated for potential cable routes. The red unhatched area is the area being investigated for the wind farm itself.

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A newly proposed wind farm off the coast of Wexford would generate enough electricity to power one million homes. The Shelmalere Offshore Windfarm, which is still in the application stage, would consist of approximately 70 turbines each generating 14 megawatts to an onshore substation. A foreshore license application for the development has been submitted by Cork-based company DP Energy and, should it be successful, the project would progress to the planning stage sometime in 2023.

Speaking at the monthly meeting of the Rosslare Municipal District (RMD), Yvonne Cronin  Stakeholder Liaison Manager at DP Energy said the expectation was that construction on the project would not begin until 2027 with the turbines “in the ground and spinning” by 2030-31.


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