Irish Wind
Empowering the Future


Rian Offshore Array is a renewable energy development off the west coast of Ireland.

We are a forward-thinking Irish collective dedicated to the development of the offshore wind potential of our Island.

The renowned force of our westerly winds provides us with an effective renewable energy source and our aim is to capture this power and bring it home to you.

By supporting Rian Offshore Array, an Irish owned project, we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuel and create a clean, renewable and resilient energy resource to support Irish growth, in turn improving the environment and creating a better world for future generations.

The Project

Rian Offshore Array is preparing to investigate the feasibility of developing an Offshore Windfarm off the coast of counties Clare and Kerry. To carry out the necessary survey work, Rian Offshore Array has submitted a Foreshore Investigatory Licence Application and supporting documentation to the Marine Planning and Foreshore Section of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. This licence, if granted, will last for 5 years.

About the Overall Project

The Rian Offshore Array Project contains floating wind turbines located off the west coast of Ireland, predominantly off the coast of counties Clare and Kerry. The project consists of a potential development site located beyond the 12NM limit and will take place over two phases. Phase 1 consists of an assessment of the Foreshore Investigatory Area, for the survey works investigating cable routing options inside of 12nm, which will lead to future planned array site. Phase 2 is not part of the initial Foreshore Licence Application and will be applied for separately at a later date. The overall size of Rian Turbine Array is expected to be c.703km2.


Offshore Array team

Planning Stage

This project is currently in the planning stage and is, therefore subject to change. The application for a Foreshore Investigatory Licence is not a development application. If granted, this licence will allow the project team to further refine the site choice and to carry out surveys considered necessary to properly assess the viability of the project across a spectrum of technical, environmental, social and economic factors.

The extent of the total area (“the investigation area”) within which surveys are to be conducted is c.213 km2.  This area is appropriately described as the “investigation area” because it is the area within which Rian Offshore Array seeks to conduct all investigations appropriate for developing a wind farm proposal.  The investigation area is not to be taken to be, or to represent, any actual wind farm site, and it must be understood that no structural development of any nature will take place at this stage of the Project.