North Channel Wind

North Channel Wind is being progressed under a co-development agreement between SBM Offshore and Irish based developer NMK Renewables. SBM Offshore is a market leader in floating offshore solutions including an innovative tension leg platform foundation for floating offshore wind. NMK Renewables is a niche project development company focused on delivering floating offshore wind projects in the UK and Ireland.

We focus on developing innovative solutions backed up by the reliability that only an experienced player in the offshore energy market with unrivalled expertise in developing, installing and operating floating solutions can provide.

THE PEOPLE

Our highly experienced people bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the project.

The NMK Renewables team is carrying out the front-end development work including:-

  • Land acquisition
  • Consenting and planning
  • Grid planning and design
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Site characterisation
  • Project rights


The SBM Offshore team brings their engineering, technical and EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) skills to the project. SBM Offshore is also supporting with procurement, finance, health and safety, legal and compliance.

Niamh Kenny

Niamh Kenny

Project Director

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Andy McCrea

Andy McCrea

Project Developer

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Clodagh McGrath

Clodagh McGrath

Environmental & Consenting Manager

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Fiona Stevens

Fiona Stevens

Stakeholder Manager

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David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald

Engineering Manager

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Melanie O’Driscoll

Melanie O’Driscoll

Project Coordinator

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Gerry Kelleher

Gerry Kelleher

Accounts Manager

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Cian Conroy

Cian Conroy

Head of Project Development, UK & Ireland

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Ambroise Wattez

Ambroise Wattez

Head of Project Development

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Julien Prieur

Julien Prieur

Technical Manager

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Artjoms Timofejevs

Artjoms Timofejevs

Power Grid Manager

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David Rodrigues

David Rodrigues

Package Buyer

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Davey Hill

Davey Hill

Fisheries Liaison Officer, SeaSource Offshore

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Waves
Offshore wind to produce 7-11% of EU electricity by 2030
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Offshore wind has potential to produce 80-180% of Europe's electricity at a competitive cost
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Up to 45% of this could come from floating wind

OUR TECHNOLOGY

SBM Offshore has developed an innovative proprietary floating structure for offshore wind turbines, allowing the economic development of floating wind farms. The SBM Offshore floating wind platform is a lightweight steel floating tension leg platform (TLP). Most of the structure is submerged under the water and is anchored to the seabed under tension to minimize movement. Easily installable with light and standard means, the floater also has a reduced seabed footprint and is simple to decommission, leading to a a reduced environmental impact and a competitive cost of energy.

North Channel Wind technology

WHY IT'S BETTER

SBM Offshore has designed a floating platform that offers the best performance for the wind turbine and at the lowest impact to the environment with a small seabed footprint. The platform has exceptional wind turbine stability and floater motion.

The floater is designed so that there is no need to adapt the turbine control strategy to sure optimum power curve and higher availability. The floater is adaptable and scalable to various wind turbine models which enables faster execution planning and fewer integration loops. The SBM Offshore floating solution is ideally suited for Northern Ireland which has a limited seabed and many environmental constraints.

DISCOVER

You can learn more about SBM Offshore and our renewable technology at New energies | SBM Offshore