DP Energy, one of Ireland’s leading developers of renewable energy projects, has appointed Adam Cronin as Technical and Engineering Manager of its Irish Offshore team. Headquartered in Buttevant in North Cork and operating across the world, DP Energy is committed to using the most sustainable and environmentally responsible methods possible in all of their energy developments.
Currently, DP Energy has a 1,500-megawatt portfolio of wind and solar energy projects across Ireland, Australia, the UK and Canada. The company is also a driving force in ocean energy, with tidal energy projects ongoing in Canada, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is also working in the wave energy sector with a strong focus on opportunities in the west of Ireland.
Adam will lead DP Energy’s technical and engineering teams in the delivery of the company’s exciting and ambitious offshore renewable development brief in Ireland. The company has submitted foreshore site investigation licences for three off-shore wind projects around the Irish Coast and to develop these projects, DP Energy has partnered with global energy leader Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest renewable energy producers. Iberdrola has substantial experience in offshore wind development and, importantly, shares DP Energy’s commitment to a sustainable and ethical approach to development. Delivery of these three schemes, hoped to be operational between 2028 and 2030, will significantly contribute to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan target of 70% renewable electricity by 2030.
Adam has decades of experience in the design, consenting and development of marine and offshore projects. This includes offshore energy, subsea cabling, dredging and port and harbour developments supporting the offshore renewable sector. Prior to joining DP Energy, Adam was Director of the Marine Engineering practice at ByrneLooby. He has also held roles in the Department of Communications and Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment. He holds a B. Eng. in Civil and Coastal Engineering from the University of Sunderland and a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.
Commenting on the appointment, Adam said: “I’m passionate about renewable energy and the sustainable utilisation of our marine resources and I’m delighted to join DP Energy during what is a very exciting and pivotal time for offshore wind projects in Ireland. The development of Irish offshore wind farms will significantly contribute to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan targets, leading the way in our fight against climate change.”
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