SSE Renewables will be the overall sponsor of Wicklow Chamber of Commerce for the next 12 months.
Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce have joined forces with Ireland’s leading renewable energy owner and developer, SSE Renewables, to announce a strategic partnership for 2023 and 2024.
Chamber president Stephen Delaney was joined in the Chamber offices in the Wicklow Enterprise Park by Project Manager John O’Sullivan and Community Engagement Manager Deirdre Keogh, SSE Renewables to make the announcement.
SSE Renewables will support Wicklow Chamber as their overall sponsor for the next 12 months, for the remainder of 2023 and well into 2024. SSE Renewables will support the Chamber’s communications activities including regular newsletters to the organisation’s membership.
Mr. Delaney said: “SSE Renewables is actively working to progress the delivery of offshore renewable energy to help secure Ireland’s energy future, reduce carbon emissions and create local jobs.
“Ireland is a nascent market for offshore wind with huge potential and critical infrastructure projects such as Arklow Bank Wind Park 2 will significantly contribute to the Irish Government’s target of achieving 5GW of offshore wind by 2030. Our Chamber welcomes the new jobs that will be created across the county and looks forward to a successful partnership over the coming year.”
Project Manager John O’Sullivan said: “Part of our vision for our Arklow Bank offshore wind project along the coast of South Wicklow and North Wexford is to be an integral part of local business communities. The coming year will be very significant for the project as we move to submit our offshore planning application. The opportunity to strategically partner with Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce augments our ongoing commitment to meaningful stakeholder engagement and, in the longer term, to adding economic value through local investment and employment opportunities as our Arklow Bank Wind Park 2 project develops.”