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 the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)
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
Deploying the latest technologies and solutions to accelerate the energy transition
|Inis Offshore Wind is passionate about sustainability. It's at the core of everything we do.|
|Inis Offshore Wind seeks to constantly deploy the latest technologies and solutions to bring our projects on stream and accelerate the energy transition.|
|At Inis Offshore Wind we care for our people, our stakeholders and our environment.|
|Performance matters. We help each other deliver and exceed our goals.|
|Inis Offshore Wind builds positive, mutually beneficial relationships based on partnership, transparency, collaboration, and trust.|
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.
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 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 has 12 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 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.
Mark Connolly was previously part of the business development and projects team in Shannon Foynes Port Company and has worked for over 18 years in various disciplines including high volume manufacturing, facilities services industry and the shipping industry. He has experience in the importing of components for onshore wind farms and has key experience in the energy market in Ireland. Mark holds a Master of Science in Project Management and has extensive experience in stakeholder management.
Keith O’Sullivan has over 13 years of global experience developing Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) technology and projects. He has led offshore renewable energy engineering projects with a diverse range of industrial companies, including complex and subsea product development and qualification programs; prototype Engineering, Procurement and Construction projects; and over 2.5GW of floating wind project development in Irish waters. Keith is a Chartered Engineer and has a PhD focused on offshore wind and wave energy technologies.
Cathal Ryan has 6 years experience in the Irish energy industry having worked as a Senior Consultant with Cornwall Insight, leading on their route to market work for renewable and flexible assets. He has worked extensively in the Irish and Northern Irish markets on new build assets through the value chain to the retail markets and hydrogen. He previously spent time working in the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and has a degree in chemistry from University College Dublin.
Grace Fitzgerald was the lead administrator for the Director of iCRAG, Prof. Murray Hitzman and his research team. Grace supported research on critical metals for the energy transition via financial administration, report writing and public engagement. Prior to this role Grace was the administrative coordinator of the National Wastewater Surveillance Programme responsible for the monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Irish wastewater. Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from University College Dublin.
Pierce holds a BA Int. in Geography and French and an MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing from Maynooth University. After finishing his master’s course, Pierce took on a role at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research as a GIS research assistant to the MET’HOOD project, modelling national trends of cardio-metabolic disease and the food environment over the course of nine years. He then returned to Ireland and worked with Mallon Technology on the Basic Payment Scheme with the Department of Agriculture auditing herd owner holdings using aerial imagery. Pierce is passionate about pursuing a carbon neutral future and strives to use his skills in any way he can to promote achieving this through the construction of offshore wind farms in Ireland.