The Crown Estate, managing British estates, set out the timetable for the development of offshore wind and tidal energy in Northern Ireland waters.
From 1 April 2011 discussion will take place with potential developers on the opportunity of offshore wind and tidal energy in Northern Ireland waters. This will also help shape the leasing and development process which is planned to commence later this year. Views on how areas of the seabed could be made available for renewable energy projects are seeked. Crown Estate asks prospective developers of both offshore wind and tidal stream projects which areas are most attractive for development and how they would wish to see development rights provided by The Crown Estate.
Development of offshore renewable energy in Northern Ireland