Following almost three
successful years operating in the wave and tidal sector, The Global
Maritime Alliance has now expanded to include offshore wind construction.
It is with this news
that we are excited with the prospect of what is happening on
our shores, namely the 600mw development that has recently gained
First Flight Wind Limited
in partnership with B9, RES and Dong have secured rights for the
600mw offshore wind farm adjacent to the South County Down coast.
The news of this award
come after a 10 month tender process and is key to helping with
the Northern Ireland renewable generation targets.
On release of the news,
Rob Hastings, Director of Energy and Infrastructure Crown Estate
commented, "I am delighted that we have today announced
the successful bidders for the Northern Ireland offshore wind
and tidal leasing rounds.
"We're very pleased
to achieve this important milestone, and will continue to work
closely with Northern Ireland Executive and developers to progress
projects and attract investment, with the aim of helping meet
Northern Ireland's targets on renewable energy production."