16th January 2023: Renewable Energy specialists Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce its partnership with SSE Renewables to its growing Renewable Energy division client portfolio.

Following a competitive tender process, the team at Bureau Veritas has been awarded the Project Certification of Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2, off the East coast of Ireland at Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

Leading renewable developer, owner and operator SSE Renewables will invest up to €2.5 billion to deliver the project which is targeting operation in 2028.

Up to 62 wind turbines and two offshore substation platforms will be developed as part of the project.

Once operational, it will generate up to 800MW of electricity, enough to power almost 850,000 homes with green energy. The wind park will also offset around 830 million kilos of harmful carbon emissions annually.

Bureau Veritas will be responsible for providing project certification during the design phase covering the wind turbines, foundations, towers and sub-stations according to the international standards.

Building on to its 100+ year history in the power sector and more than 25 years expertise in wind and solar, Head of Renewable Energy at Bureau Veritas, Mauricio Pereira, is exhilarated by the collaboration with SSE Renewables: “It’s an exciting time for our renewables team as we are continually working hard to grow and develop our leading division. We are thrilled to be working with SSE Renewables to help ensure the safety, quality and performance of Arklow Bank Wind Farm Phase 2 through our trusted certification process.

“We have a specialist team of offshore wind professionals with vast experience and leading knowledge of regulatory requirements, who are looking forward imparting their expertise across every aspect of the design, construction and operation of Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2.”

The UK and Ireland’s clean energy champion, SSE Renewables awarded the contract to Bureau Veritas.

John, O’Sullivan, Project Manager, SSE Renewables said: “We are delighted to partner with Bureau Veritas who will manage Project Certification during the development phase of the project. Safety is a core value at SSE Renewables and it is critical that the highest standards are met and maintained in line with all regulatory requirements.”

Delivery of the Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 project will make a significant contribution to the Irish Government’s climate action target of 7GW of offshore wind by 2030. The project which is one of the first tranche of Irish projects to be developed was recently awarded a Maritime Area Consent (MAC).

The project also holds consents for its Onshore Grid Infrastructure (OGI) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) at South Dock, Arklow Harbour.

Bureau Veritas has a track record of more than 250 Gigawatt (GW) in Offshore and Onshore wind and solar and supports major power companies globally. To find out more about Bureau Veritas’ services or to discuss individual requirements with a member of the team, call 0345 600 1828 or visit www.bureauveritas.co.uk.