Connemara students buoyed by Sceirde Rocks Windfarm skills event. 5th December 2023

Local students from the Connemara area were welcomed to a special skills and education workshop hosted by Sceirde Rocks Windfarm last week, hearing first-hand about the exciting employment opportunities emerging in renewable energy. Nearly a hundred students from four secondary schools attended the Sceirde Rocks Windfarm Jobs, Training and Skills Information Event in the Emigrants […]

Sceirde Rocks Windfarm partners with Galway Hookers Association for sailing season

The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm has teamed up with the Galway Hookers Association in a partnership spanning this season’s sailing festivals. Sponsorship of this weekend’s local Féile an tSrutháin sailing festival is the developer’s latest collaboration with the association. The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm is to sponsor the popular Carraroe sailing race across Saturday August 19 and […]

Sceirde Rocks Windfarm to create Community Benefit Fund

After being selected in Ireland’s first offshore wind auction, the Sceirde Rocks Windfarm has announced plans to provide an estimated €70 million of funding over 20 years to local communities through a new Community Benefit Fund. The Community Benefit Fund, which will be managed by an independent fund administrator, will help fund community-driven initiatives in […]

Sceirde Rocks Windfarm receives maritime area consent

The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project on Ireland’s west coast, was today granted Maritime Area Consent by the Irish government. The 450 MW project is among the first wave of proposed offshore windfarms now cleared for the next stage in the consenting process. Tim Coffey, Project Director for the Sceirde Rocks […]

Marine area geophysical surveys completed

The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm team has been consulting with the local fishing community and, between June and September, completed a geophysical survey of the local marine area to support project design and planning. This survey maps the seabed using equipment such as sonar and echo sounders. Earlier, in June 2022, the Sceirde Rocks Windfarm developer […]