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Enabling a sustainable energy future for the people of Ireland

Inis Offshore Wind is an Irish renewable energy firm working to enable a sustainable energy future for the people of Ireland. Backed by the Temporis Aurora Fund, whose investors include the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), our purpose is to harness Ireland’s vast offshore wind energy potential to accelerate and deliver Ireland’s transition to a clean, sustainable, low-carbon energy system.
        The Fund is dedicated exclusively to the development of renewable energy projects in Ireland and the involvement of ISIF gives the people of Ireland a direct stake in our future success. At Inis Offshore Wind, we are passionate about developing our projects in a sustainable way. We work closely with local communities and key stakeholders, including marine users, to ensure their views are heard to maximise the positive impact our projects have on the communities where we operate.

Inis Offshore Wind is supported by the Temporis Aurora Fund which is backed by by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

Inis Offshore Wind is supported by the Temporis Aurora Fund which is backed by by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

We are dedicated to forging strong community links through all of our activities

We are dedicated to forging strong community links through all of our activities

We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Irish Government's offshore wind target by 2030

We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Irish Government's offshore wind target by 2030

Deploying the latest technologies and solutions to accelerate the energy transition

Deploying the latest technologies and solutions to accelerate the energy transition

Sustainability

Inis Offshore Wind is passionate about sustainability. It's at the core of everything we do.

Innovation

Inis Offshore Wind seeks to constantly deploy the latest technologies and solutions to bring our projects on stream and accelerate the energy transition.

Community

At Inis Offshore Wind we care for our people, our stakeholders and our environment.

Excellence

Performance matters. We help each other deliver and exceed our goals.

Partnership

Inis Offshore Wind builds positive, mutually beneficial relationships based on partnership, transparency, collaboration, and trust.

Our team

Based in Dublin and Cork, our team consists of highly experienced renewable energy professionals who are passionate about addressing climate change. Being entirely based in Ireland, our team has strong roots in local communities across Ireland and extensive experience across wind energy and renewable project development. Our core competencies include project development, planning and environmental management, community engagement, finance and impact investing.

 

Vanessa O’Connell Head of Inis Offshore Wind
Vanessa O’Connell Head of Inis Offshore Wind

Having spent over 10 years with Ørsted, Vanessa has extensive experience in the offshore wind sector, encompassing 6 offshore projects. Vanessa has worked across all stages of the offshore wind cycle, from early-stage development through project construction and operations including Head of Asset Management for Hornsea 1, the largest operational offshore wind farm in the world. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. Having recently moved back from the UK, Vanessa is passionate about working with the community to realise Ireland’s potential as a renewable energy leader globally.

 

Austin Coughlan Director & Board Member
Austin Coughlan Director & Board Member

Austin leads Temporis Investment Management activities in Ireland as Head of the Temporis Aurora Fund. Austin has spent over 22 years serving the energy & infrastructure sectors in a variety of professional roles from corporate advisory, debt financing and equity investment. Austin holds a BA & MA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a MSc in Finance from Smurfit Business School, UCD. He is also a Fellow of the ACCA and a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. Austin is passionate about climate change and sustainability and believes Ireland has a golden opportunity to create a thriving offshore wind energy sector over the coming decade.

 

Aoife Galvin Senior Offshore Project Manager
Aoife Galvin Senior Offshore Project Manager

Aoife has over 10 years’ experience in renewable energy and offshore development, having held the position of Project Director in the offshore wind development team of ESB. She has particular experience in early stage wind farm development, planning and stakeholder management in Ireland. She also has experience in the recent offshore leasing processes in the UK. Aoife holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy from University College Dublin. Based in our office in Malahide, Aoife has extensive experience in the Irish energy market and has the enthusiasm, skill and drive to deliver.

 

Mark Petterson Warwick Energy
Mark Petterson Warwick Energy

Mark has nearly 40 years’ experience in the energy sector. Since Co-Founding Warwick Energy over 20 years ago he has been a pioneer in the offshore wind sector and was Project Director on all three of the projects successfully developed by Warwick in UK waters. These developments included the Thanet project which was, when it became operational in 2010, the largest offshore wind farm in the World and involved many technical and commercial innovations that have now become standard. Mark managed Inis’ site selection process and the submission of its five foreshore licence applications. He will remain a Strategic Advisor for Inis Offshore Wind as the projects progress through development.

Harnessing Ireland’s unmatched offshore wind potential