As demand for renewable energy increases, Irelands offshore wind energy pipeline of more than 12GW at various stages of development must come to fruition. Jennings O’Donovan & Partners Limited are prepared for a greater transition to offshore wind and adapting the company offering to provide for Client demands. Offshore wind is at the heart of the Climate Action Plan’s ambition to increase the renewable energy share of electricity demand to 70 per cent by 2030.
Jennings O’Donovan have been involved in varying aspects of engineering excellence over the past 70 years with combined staff experience far exceeding this. In this time frame, the company have developed experience in site investigations, marine outfalls, aquaculture, harbour and marina projects, grid connections, substations and wind farms for both on and offshore projects. We have prepared foreshore lease and foreshore licence applications and have in house GIS and drafting capability.
We have in house Structural, Civil, Water and Roads Engineering Departments along with Environmental and Planning Departments, Health and Safety Department and Quantity Surveying Department. We have acted as the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and Principal Designer (PD) since their legislative introduction and have successfully liaised with Project Supervisors for the Construction Stage (PSCS) and Principal Contractors on projects throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.
Offshore wind is complex with a large number of interfaces across the project lifecycle. From foreshore licences to offshore engineering, onshore port side infrastructure to extensive electrical design and grid capacity to turbine selection, Jennings O’Donovan have an extensive offering and can cater to Clients requirements with a personal touch. There is no single way to build and operate an offshore wind farm and much depends on the site-specific conditions. Projects vary considerably in their size and their distance from shore and this brings different opportunities and challenges to each wind farm.
The company have developed offshore wind supply chain links and sub-consultant partners to provide broad expertise. Offshore wind is a global industry but it is vitally important that Irish and local supply chains are used at all stages of offshore wind development. Jennings O’Donovan aims to fulfil this requirement on all projects as far as is possible. The company has developed relationships with Irish Marine Management Companies, Geotechnical and Marine Design Engineers, Site Investigation Contractors, Typographic Surveyors and Electrical Designers amongst others.
Jennings O’Donovan are ready for the transition to greater offshore wind powering our homes and businesses and continue to train and upskill staff with continual professional development in this area. We would love to hear from you if you are at any stage of your offshore project and have no doubt we can assist in developing a successful project. We can offer and cater all of the services outlined above and those listed on our website along with others at the Clients request.
Contact David Kiely or Barry White on 071 91 61416 for further information.