The Emerald floating offshore wind farm will harness the enormous wind potential of the Celtic Sea to help create a clean, sustainable future for everyone. The project aims to help Ireland towards a green energy future with domestically sourced sustainable electricity delivering both environmental and economic benefits to the entire country and potentially beyond.
The Emerald project will be off the south coast of Cork, in the vicinity of the Kinsale gas field, which has been decommissioned. Emerald envisions the transformation of the maritime landscape from fossil fuel production to a clean renewable energy source.
The Emerald Floating Wind Project Public Consultation is now open. The project is currently at scoping stage, which is stage 2 of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The EIA scoping report provides an outline of the proposed approach and offers an opportunity for the public to feedback on this report.
Simply Blue Group, headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a leading blue economy developer focused on replacing fossil fuels with clean ocean energy. It develops pioneering blue economy projects – floating offshore wind, e-Fuels, wave energy, and low-impact aquaculture – all in harmony with the oceans. The company has a pipeline of over 10GW of floating offshore wind projects across the globe. Simply Blue is committed to creating new economic opportunities for coastal communities, and developing projects that co-exist with sustainable fisheries and marine conservation.