ESB issues technical due diligence and consultancy call

Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has issued a tender for technical due diligence services and energy consultancy services for offshore wind, as well as solar and onshore wind projects.

The services will be for various projects which are at different stages of development, for future generation auctions in Ireland and the UK and for acquisition opportunities within the electricity markets.

The tender is divided into three lots, with the contracts having a duration of three years. Each framework has an option to extend by up to five years at two intervals of two years and one interval of one year.

The deadline for submitting applications for the tender is 11 January 2021 by 12:00 local time.

ESB took its first step into offshore wind in 2018 by acquiring a 12.5% stake in the 335 MW Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.

The state-owned electricity company later bought a 50% share in the 448 MW Neart na Gaoithe project off the east coast of Scotland.

The company is also in partnership with Parkwind for the development of the 330 MW Oriel and the 500 MW Clogherhead wind farms, as well as with Equinor to co-develop offshore wind assets in Ireland.