Benefits

Community and wider benefits of Codling Wind Park

Codling Wind Park will deliver many benefits, which can be broadly categorised under three headings: Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits. Through the development of the project, the Codling Wind Park partners aim to maximise the benefits and learnings under each of these headings, in order to support the development of the wider offshore wind industry in Ireland.

Environmental

Contributing significantly to Ireland’s target of generating 5GW from offshore wind

Clean electricity for the equivalent of up to 1.2 million Irish homes every year

Saving almost 2 million tonnes of harmful carbon emissions annually

Reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and providing a secure, low-carbon, electricity supply

Economic

  • Represents one of the largest energy infrastructure investments in Ireland this decade, delivering substantial benefits for the regional and national economy
  • More than 1,000 jobs during construction 
  • Approximately 75 new, full-time local jobs during the operational phase of the project
  • Opportunities for local ports and quayside facilities during construction and for operations and maintenance purposes
  • Low-cost energy for Irish consumers
Members of G-Tec and Fastnet Shipping at Greystones Harbour.

Social

  • Multi-million Euro Community Benefit Fund for local communities and marine stakeholders
  • Decisions on how best to use this Fund will be undertaken in collaboration with local communities
  • Funds tailored to meet community needs, delivering sustainable benefits and a lasting legacy
  • Supporting the development of a local supply chain and job creation
  • Opportunity for local communities to harness the eco-tourism potential of offshore wind
  • Training, upskilling and development opportunities for local workforce
  • A cleaner and healthier environment for all

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