Senator Casey welcomes announcement of success for Codling Wind Bank but is devastated over failure for SSE in Arklow


Wicklow Fianna Fáil Senator Pat Casey has welcomed the decision that Codling Wind Park based in Wicklow Town and reaching as far as Greystones has been successful in todays first auction of massive Wind Farm Offshore Infrastructure.

“Up to 75 new jobs are expected at Wicklow Towns long-term base for Ireland’s largest Phase One offshore wind farm. Construction of the new base, will see the creation of an additional 40 temporary jobs. This is a significant investment to be made in development of Wicklow port and town. The Project is now well advanced with potential to start construction by 2024 should planning be completed.”

“This Government is making the necessary transition to Green Energy and this brings massive opportunites for the coastal towns of Wicklow and Arklow. As a Cllr, TD and now Senator I have worked closely on the development of Wicklow and Arklow Towns for these massive opportunities in green energy production and I welcome this announcement as a great achievement for Wicklow Town” 

“The success for Wicklow Town represents a major economic boost for the area, with significant investment to be made in the development of the port facilities in readiness to support Ireland’s flagship offshore wind project. “

“However it is a very mixed day for Wicklow as the much anticipated and game-changing project based in Arklow with SSE Renewables has been unsuccessful at todays auction. Having worked closely with both projects I am devastated at this news and the impact it will have on the community and opportunities for future development of the Green and high-tech economy in South Wicklow. “

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