ESB bids for Scottish offshore wind project

Energy company applied for multibillion-euro development just months after shelving plans for gas-fired power plants in Dublin

25th July, 2021
ESB bids for Scottish offshore wind project
ESB did not detail the potential cost of the two offshore wind projects but it is likely to cost in the region of €6 billion to €7 billion to develop based on similar projects already announced.

The ESB has applied to the British Crown Estate to develop up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind off the Scottish coast in what would be a multibillion-euro development should it get the go-ahead.

Last week, the semi-state energy company confirmed it had submitted applications to ScotWind Leasing, which is the tender process used by the Crown Estate in Scotland to select offshore wind developments, to develop two floating wind farm projects off the Scottish...

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