NI’s first offshore wind project scrapped

Plans to build Northern Ireland’s first major offshore wind farm has been scrapped. The £1 billion project would have included 100 turbines off the south-east coast of County Down and created up to 100 jobs. The First Flight Wind consortium, backed by Denmark’s DONG Energy and the UK’s RES, said the decision was made “as […]

NI scales back major offshore wind farm

A major offshore wind farm in Northern Ireland has been scaled back in size to minimise impact on other marine activities. First Flight Wind, a consortium of DONG Energy, B9 Energy and RES, said the project is likely to be reduced to between 300MW-400MW, down from the initial 600MW plan. It said the move, which […]