Isle of Man seeks offshore developers

The famous three-legged Isle of Man flag

The famous three-legged Isle of Man flag

The Isle of Man government will today invite expressions of interest from offshore renewables developers as it prepares to invite tenders this spring for wind and tidal projects in the 4,000 sq km of territorial waters around the Irish Sea island.

Ken Milne, senior manager for energy policy at the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development, told Recharge: “We have carried out a high level strategic assessment, and there are a number of potential sites suitable for wind development.

“At this stage we are looking at up to 2GW of offshore wind generation – probably 1GW by 2020 and another 1GW in deeper waters, post-2020 – plus several hundred megawatts of tidal power.”

Approximately equidistant from Britain and Ireland in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is a self-governing Log in to read complete article.

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