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EDF’s Codling Bank purchase signals dawn for offshore wind

The EDF Group has acquired a 50% stake in the Codling Bank Offshore Wind Park in Ireland from Hazel Shore. With both Ireland and EDF lagging in terms of offshore wind capacity when compared to similar parties – this is hopefully a sign of the country and utility emerging in the market. The project is now owned 50% by EDF Group and 50% by Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, with the two companies set to collaborate through the remaining development and operation. The project is located 13 kilometers off County Wicklow across two sites, Codling 1 and Codling 2, the latter of which is not yet consented. Codling 1 will have 220 turbines rated at 5 MW, for 1100 MW total, while…

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