Plans to create a €200m ($216m) offshore wind hub to underpin Ireland’s fast-swelling ambitions in the sector have been unveiled by Rosslare Europort on the nation’s southeast coast.

Rosslare – already a major passenger and freight port that has boomed since Brexit – aims to carry out major infrastructure upgrades in time to act as a base for projects racing to hit Ireland’s target to have 5GW of offshore wind in the water by 2030, with longer-term ambitions for up to 30GW in the following decades.