A foreshore license has been granted for another proposed wind farm that will straddle the Louth, Meath and Dublin coasts.
The license was given to the Irish wing of the Norwegian state-owned company ‘Statkraft’ and allows the company to undertake a number of ecological surveys off the coast to determine the optimum location for the farm.
Current plans state that the €1billion farm, known as North Irish Sea Array, could be located between 7km and 17km off the coast.
The company has stated that they are targeting a planning submission date in 2022 and once operational, the project would have the capacity to provide renewable energy for up to 500,000 homes.
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