Ørsted hosts community events about the Isle of Man’s first offshore wind farm

Ørsted is holding a series of five community information events next month [November] introducing early stage proposals for what would be the Isle of Man’s first offshore wind farm. The events will give local people an opportunity to meet the team and learn more about Ørsted’s approach to developing the project.
The company – a global leader in the construction of wind farms at sea – has produced a booklet about the plans which will be delivered to homes across the Island next week [w/c 23rd October]. It includes information about Ørsted, early proposals for the Mooir Vannin Offshore Wind Farm Project, and details of the upcoming community information events in Laxey, Ramsey, Peel, Port Erin and Douglas. The name Mooir Vannin comes from the Manx language term for the Irish Sea – and literally translates as the ‘sea of the Isle of Man’ which is fitting as this is the first offshore wind farm to be located in Isle of Man territorial waters.
John Galloway, Ørsted Development Director for the Isle of Man Offshore Wind Farm
John Galloway, Ørsted Development Director for the Isle of Man.

John Galloway, Ørsted Development Director for the Isle of Man, said: “We are excited to introduce the Mooir Vannin Offshore Wind Farm – this once in a generation opportunity for the Isle of Man to explore its energy security and independence, generate revenue for the Government and bring real economic benefits to the Island. The information events we are hosting across the Island, and our information booklet, are both important steps in the process of community engagement. Our Isle of Man development team are looking forward to the chance to meet, discuss and share views on how offshore wind power off the coast of Maughold Head could support the Isle of Man’s journey to net zero in the decades to come.”

Details of the community information events are shown below. They all run from 2.30pm to 7pm and are on a ‘drop in’ basis, so there’s no need to register in advance.

  • Monday 20th November: Laxey - The Laxey Glen Pavilion, The Laxey Glen
  • Tuesday 21st November: Ramsey - Milntown House, Lezayre Road,
  • Wednesday 22nd November: Peel - Kelvin Dawson Community Hub, Peel Football Club, Douglas Road
  • Thursday 23rd November: Port Erin - Erin Arts Centre, Victoria Square
  • Saturday 25th November: Douglas - Villa Marina, Promenade Suite

The booklet and community events coincide with the start of the process to gain planning consent for the wind farm which would be approximately 6 to 12 nautical miles off Maughold Head. This stage of the process involves Ørsted publishing an Environmental Impact Scoping Report (which can be found on the company’s website www.orsted.im). The Scoping Report sets out how Ørsted intends to assess the potential environmental effects of developing an offshore wind farm in this location, and will be used to help ensure that any potential impacts are properly considered.

As plans are refined in the coming months, Ørsted will share more detailed designs and layouts for the Mooir Vannin Offshore Wind Farm at future events. Following extensive assessment and consultation throughout 2024, Ørsted intend to submit an application for planning consent to the Isle of Man Government in early 2025.

Large print, audio and braille versions of the Ørsted booklet are available on request via email at mooirvannin@orsted.com, or by writing to Ørsted, The Old Courthouse, Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1LD.




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About Ørsted
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action and was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,000 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2022, the group's revenue was DKK 132.3 billion (EUR 17.8 billion).