GDG hosts successful ‘Second Wind’ event, highlighting the potential for offshore wind in Ireland
Earlier last week, GDG hosted an industry workshop in Dublin to discuss and debate the potential value of the offshore wind sector in Ireland.
The event attracted over 120 participants, including project developers, contractors, port authorities, legal professionals, and other interested parties. Several technical presentations from industry experts highlighted that Ireland can benefit from the lessons learnt in the European offshore wind sector to date, as well as the significant cost reductions that have been achieved in recent years due to technological advancements.
A vibrant panel discussion involving representatives from key renewable energy project developers, including Parkwind, Element Power, DP Energy, SSE and Innogy, signified that industry is ready to develop the offshore wind sector in Ireland but need a clear signal from the Irish government, indicating that offshore wind will play a key role in ensuring that Ireland meets its EU renewable energy targets.
GDG gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the event sponsors and partner organisations, including the Marine Institute, the Geological Survey of Ireland, Pinsent Masons, the Irish Maritime Development Office, and Causeway Exchange.
Photos by William Brown