Approval given for €31m floating wind project off the Mayo coast

A full-scale floating wind turbine will be deployed for testing at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland site near Belmullet

Turbines at sea. The seas off the west coast have some of the strongest wind resources in the world.

Turbines at sea. The seas off the west coast have some of the strongest wind resources in the world.

A €31 million floating wind project off the west coast has been approved . A full-scale floating wind turbine will be deployed for testing at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) site near Belmullet, Co Mayo, by 2022 .

The project is led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) working in partnership with SEAI and the engineering company Saipem.

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