Iberdrola has added to its offshore wind ambitions, with entry into the market in Ireland, as the company seeks to expand its global renewable energy footprint. The agreement will see Iberdrola acquire a majority stake in DP Energy's offshore wind pipeline in Ireland, which totals 3 gigawatts (GW). The projects are located in three clusters on the east, west and south coasts of the country, of which some will be eligible for the forthcoming offshore auctions in 2025-2030. The agreement also includes Iberdrola acquiring a majority stake in the company created by DP Energy, that will be responsible for developing this wind pipeline in Ireland.
The projects included in the agreement are the Inis Ealga wind farm on the south coast of Co Cork and the Clarus project on the west coast of Co Clare, both to be developed with floating offshore wind technology. Additionally, the Shelmalere project will be located off the east coast and will be developed using fixed foundations. Once operational, the projects will generate enough green energy to power the equivalent of 2.6 million households in Ireland.