Arklow Bank is an 825.2MW offshore wind power project. It is planned in Irish Sea, Ireland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2003 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2004. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by Acciona Energia, GE Renewable Energy and SSE Renewables (Ireland). GE Renewable Energy and SSE Renewables (Ireland) are currently owning the project. The turbines will be mounted on fixed monopile foundations.

Arklow Bank (Arklow Bank Phase II) consists of 62 turbines.

The Tubular Steel structure to be installed at the Arklow Bank (Arklow Bank Phase I), site are expected to be 70.5m high.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2003. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2004.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the Arklow Bank (Arklow Bank Phase I) will be sold to Airtricity Energy Supply under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Arklow Bank (Arklow Bank Phase I) will be equipped with GE Renewable Energy 3.6s turbines. The phase consists of 7 turbines with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the Arklow Bank (Arklow Bank Phase I).

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About Acciona Energia

Acciona Energia SA (Acciona) develops renewable energy projects. The Company constructs, operates, and maintains wind farm, photovoltaic, hydroelectric power, and biomass plants. Acciona Energia serves customers worldwide. Acciona is headquartered in Moraleja, Spain.

About GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy (GE) is a subsidiary of GE Group, supplies technology, products, and services to the renewable energy industry. The company products include onshore and offshore wind turbines, hydroelectric turbines, control systems and generators, geothermal power turbines, tidal turbines and solar power plant solutions. In addition, the company offers engineering, procurement and construction services, operation and maintenance, optimization, and plant upgradation and assessment services. The company's customers include Mars, Inc., President Container Group, Inc. Kennedy Renewables, E.ON, and Renova, and the Coastal Community Action Program. GE is headquartered in Paris, France.

About SSE Renewables (Ireland)

SSE Renewables (Ireland) Ltd develops, owns and operates energy and related infrastructure, and provides related services. The company generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity, and produces, stores, distributes and supplies gas. It is headquartered in Ireland.


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