An Irish-Spanish joint venture intends to build a 70-turbine wind farm off the coast of Kerry.
Irish company DP Energy and Iberdrola from Spain has submitted a Foreshore Licence application to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for this project, which the companies say is to seek permission to investigate the area.
The project, named the Clarus Offshore Wind Farm, will be located off the coasts of Clare and Kerry, and will utilise floating offshore wind technology, which consists of wind turbines mounted on a floating structure connected to the seabed by mooring lines.
The Clarus farm is one of three projects off the Irish coast that the joint venture plans to develop, with the other two off the Cork and Wexford coasts.
The companies say the Clarus project is expected to have a capacity of approximately 1,000 MW, and based on current technology, this would likely comprise of around 70 turbines.