The Project


Codling Wind Park (Codling) is a proposed offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, set in an area called Codling Bank, approximately 13-22 kilometres off the County Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town.

It is being developed by Codling Wind Park Ltd. (CWPL), a 50/50 joint venture between Fred. Olsen Seawind and EDF Renewables. Both companies are leading developers, owners and operators of renewable energy assets, with many years of global experience in the renewable energy and offshore wind sector. 

Codling Wind Park is a combination of what was initially proposed as two projects, with a total project area of approximately 125 km². 

  • The combined maximum total energy output of both projects was up to 2.1 GW
  • The combined total number of wind turbines across both projects was up to 440

Significant advances in wind turbine generator technology, combined with considerable reductions in the cost of energy from offshore wind, means that Codling can now be developed as one project with a greatly reduced number of wind turbine generators while optimising the renewable electricity production from the site.

The current expectation and design for the offshore part of the wind farm is: 

Maximum number of 100 turbines across 125 square km projects site

A total installed capacity of 1,300 megawatts (MW) 

13-22 kmDistance from the offshore wind farm to the coastline.

Individual turbine tip heights expected to be a maximum of 320 metres