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Powering the region with renewable energy

Renewable energy generated from offshore wind in Connemara, County Galway

The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm will be one of the largest ever infrastructure projects in the Connemara region. Located approximately 5 km off the west coast of Ireland, it is expected to become the first commercial-scale offshore windfarm on Europe’s Atlantic margin.

Highlights include:

  • Delivery of clean energy for homes and businesses 
  • Providing economic development and job opportunities 
  • Helping Ireland to hit national 2030 climate goals

Pillar of Ireland’s clean energy future

Sceirde Rocks, known as Carraigeacha Sceirde in Gaelic, is the proposed location for one of the first large-scale offshore windfarms to be built in Ireland. 

The goal is to provide a renewable energy source that will power local communities and help Ireland to increase its share of renewables to 80% by 2030.

  • Up to 450 Megawatts to be generated onsite
  • Clean energy to power over 350,000 homes
  • CO2e avoided is equivalent to 180,000 petrol cars 

The windfarm will play a key role in helping Ireland to achieve its sustainable goals in increasing domestic energy production, improving energy supply, and reducing Ireland’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. It will help to improve the way we live and work, allowing communities to utilise clean, renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

Sceirde Rocks Site Location

Project timeline

October 2002

Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta first established

September 2021

Green Investment Group acquires Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta

April 2022

GIG launches Corio Generation as offshore wind developer

December 2022

Maritime Area Consent awarded to Sceirde Rocks


Project construction due to commence


Windfarm due to be operational