Scoping report issued for Irish offshore wind farm
Codling Wind Park Ltd has issued the scoping report for the offshore elements of the Codling offshore wind project in Ireland.
The report, sent to 78 consultees, sets out the approach that will be taken to the development of the Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).
The purpose of the scoping report is to engage with regulators, statutory and non-statutory consultees as part of the EIA process, inviting them to provide relevant information and comment on the proposed approach being adopted in relation to the offshore elements of the project.
This is to ensure that a robust EIA report is submitted in support of the eventual application for planning consent.
A similar scoping report for the onshore elements of the project is also being developed and will be finalized in the coming months.
The 1 GW Codling Wind Park is being developed by a joint venture partnership between Fred Olsen Renewables and EDF Renewables. It is spread across two sites, one of which, Codling 1, is consented.
In May 2020, the Irish government designated seven offshore wind projects as relevant and put them on a fast-track through the new marine planning regime. One of the selected projects is Codling 1 and 2.
Subject to the consenting process, the developers anticipate that the wind farm will be constructed in the mid-2020s.