Western Star – Project Saoirse

In collaboration with CorPower Ocean, Simply Blue Energy is developing the pioneering Western Star project off the coast of County Clare, West Ireland. The initiative represents one of the first significant investments in commercial wave energy from an early stage developer. It aims to harness the power of the Atlantic Ocean to produce zero-carbon electricity, by combining both floating offshore wind and wave energy technology. Corpower is responsible for delivering the wave energy element as Simply Blue Energy’s OEM supplier and partner. This will be delivered in two separate phases, starting with a 5MW array commissioning in 2026 with a second instalment building total capacity to 30MW by 2028. The interconnected array of devices will be located 4km from shore, feeding electricity back to land via an export cable.

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