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Marine Institute Seeks Permission For Galway Bay Wind Turbines

5th April 2016
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Three wind turbines a lot like this one would be installed off Spiddal, the closest 1.7km from shore Three wind turbines a lot like this one would be installed off Spiddal, the closest 1.7km from shore Photo: Wikimedia

#PowerFromTheSea - The Irish Times reports that the Marine Institute hopes to install wind turbines in Galway Bay for an offshore renewable energy trial.

Permission is being sought for up to three turbines, with a maximum height of 35m above sea level, that would be installed at different times at the current ocean energy test site off Spiddal, along with a prototype offshore power generating station that would cover an area of 37 hectares.

The entire project will open for public consultation on Monday 18 April. The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

This story was updated to correct the previously reported 60m height of the turbines, which, according to the Marine Institute, was based on a error in the lease application form. The Marine Institute also clarified that the turbines would not be installed concurrently.

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