Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. With headquarters in Denmark, Ørsted employs more than 6,000 people around the world.
In Ireland, Ørsted owns and operates a portfolio of onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 300 MW. Our ambition is to increase this by more than 600 MW in the coming decade.
FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB that is actively looking to drive Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy. The company’s ambition is to develop more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and make a significant contribution to Ireland’s commitment to produce 80% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.
The Coillte project portfolio has transitioned to the new company along with the Coillte Renewable Energy team, who bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in developing high quality, locally supported green energy projects across Ireland.
Tobin Consulting Engineers
TOBINS Consulting Engineers are determining the suitability of the site for an onshore wind development. The co-developers, Ørsted and FuturEnergy Ireland, have been consulting on the first design iteration of the proposed Cloghercor Wind Farm since June 2021.
TOBINS will continue their studies over the coming months and include the identification of site constraints including setback from properties, watercourses, archaeological features, sensitive ecology and landscape areas and telecommunications links. We will use the information gathered to apply buffers to those areas not suitable for the placement of wind turbines and site infrastructure, and refine the proposal for the development based on that feedback.
TOBIN’s Environment & Planning team provide a range of services, from experienced professionals, to our clients, which enable them to move forward with development in accordance with best environmental and engineering practice placing the principle of sustainability to the fore. TOBIN has an experienced and enthusiastic team of, Planners, Environmental Scientists and Engineers, and considerable depth of in-house specialist personnel, to undertake an extensive range of projects. Our areas of expertise are underpinned by the principles of sustainability, reducing carbon footprint, managing resource use, protecting biodiversity and improving quality of life with a focus on stakeholder involvement from the outset. TOBIN is an innovative consultancy firm, covering all sectors of the energy and environment market. We have significant experience and involvement in policy, regulation and standards development, at a national level, and can advise our clients on all stages of a project’s lifecycle from project management, development design, assessment, planning and construction through to operation.