By Dan Walsh
ESB and Iarnród Éireann (Port Authority for Rosslare Europort) have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the organisations’ respective development plans to support offshore wind projects in the Celtic and Irish Seas.
“Rosslare Europort is excited to work with ESB whose vision for the potential of offshore renewable energy aligns with our own,” said port authority director Glenn Carr, who added; “We believe there are strong synergies to be achieved as we work together to place this renewable energy industry at the heart of Ireland’s decarbonised future.”
ESB’s head of offshore wind and hydrogen, Paul Lennon, said ESB “is looking forward to ensuring that suitable port infrastructure is available at Rosslare, “to enable the successful delivery of these projects”.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers, said offshore renewable energy is “integral” to meeting Ireland’s climate change ambitions.