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ESB and Parkwind have partnered to capitalise on the combined experience of our two organisations to deliver offshore wind projects off the Irish coast. Clogherhead Offshore Wind Farm is the second project co-developed by this partnership, following on from the nearby Oriel Wind Farm Project. See here for more information on our Oriel wind farm.

About ESB

Established in 1927, ESB is Ireland’s foremost energy company, driven by an unwavering commitment to power society forward and deliver a net-zero future for our customers and the communities we serve. As a strong, diversified utility, ESB operates across the electricity market, from generation through transmission and distribution, to supply of customers in addition to using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications. Through innovation, expertise, and investment, ESB is leading the way in developing a modern, efficient electricity system, capable of delivering sustainable and competitive energy supplies to our customers. Every day, ESB works for a better energy future by investing in low carbon generating technologies, building smarter electricity networks, and working with others to find innovative solutions to today's energy challenges.

ESB contributes more than €2 billion annually to the Irish economy through dividends, investments, taxes, and jobs. The ESB Group provides significant employment both directly, with more than 9,000 employees, and indirectly through contractors and service providers.

ESB is a leading developer of renewable electricity projects in Ireland and the UK, currently operating circa 1GW of renewable generation assets including more than 850 MW of onshore wind. ESB has and is continuing to build a strong competence in offshore wind, having first entered the offshore wind market in 2017.

In 2018, ESB acquired a stake in the now operational 353MW Galloper offshore wind farm as well as the Five Estuaries extension off the Suffolk coast. In Scotland, ESB is currently involved in the construction of the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe project, along with the development of the 1080MW Inch Cape project.

ESB is currently targeting 5GW of renewable generation by 2030, including 2.5GW of offshore wind as part of the company’s ‘Net Zero by 2040’ ambition.

More information on ESB can be found here.

About Parkwind

Parkwind is an integrated offshore wind business that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms. Since April 2024, Parkwind has been operating as part of JERA Nex, the renewable energy subsidiary of JERA Inc, one of the largest power generation companies in the world. Together, Parkwind and JERA have more than a decade of experience and over 750 MW of offshore wind assets under operational management in Belgium, Germany, the UK, Taiwan, and Japan, in addition to an extensive pipeline of offshore wind projects in development around the world including in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Japan, France, Norway, Greece, and Australia/New Zealand.

Committed to making green energy available and affordable for everyone through its unique approach of covering the entire value chain of offshore wind, Parkwind has established itself as a reliable and competitive partner to communities, governments and suppliers globally.

More information on Parkwind can be found here.