Mr. Phonsey Croke, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of 24shore Ireland, says, “This gives companies who locate in the Rosslare Europort Business Park Free Zone (EBP-FZ) the ability to operate and install offshore wind farms (OWF) in a cost-effective and competitive manner. There are many OWF’s to be installed and operated in Ireland, UK, and across the continent and having a Free Zone will help ease the flow of goods and keep projects moving.”
Through its offshore services subsidiary 24shore SBS (Supply Base Services) and XELLZ Ireland, XELLZ will establish an offshore wind supply base to serve and support future offshore wind farms, bringing new energy to the region. The EBP will become a hive of activity where businesses directly related to the upcoming Offshore Wind Farms (OWF’s) can establish themselves.
The EBP offers ample storage and assembly areas to manage the wind turbines, transition pieces and mobilisation equipment. There will be areas for companies providing maintenance, operational, and repair services to this budding renewable energy market. The space will also house a new training facility for the renewable industry where young potentials (YP) can undertake professional training for the offshore wind energy industry.
Mr. Finbarr Cleary, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), XELLZ Ireland Ltd. says, “We are committed to making the Rosslare development a national success story. The support we have received from the wider community, industry associations, local and national government and independent agencies has been really encouraging. The South-East of Ireland is set to become an area of international commercial activity as well as an Operations & Maintenance Centre of Excellence (O&MCOE) for many industries.”
Notes to Editor
Rosslare Europort is to undergo a major transformation as part of its port masterplan. The plan will see over €30 million invested by port authority Iarnród Éireann over the next five years. It will ensure that Rosslare will be equipped with the capacity, facilities, and technology to facilitate major growth for the benefit of the South-East region and the wider Irish economy.
XELLZ is a Dutch project logistics management and consultancy company for the heavylift and project logistics industry, streamlining shippers’ processes from A-Z. Through its offshore services subsidiary 24shore, XELLZ offers a number of services to the offshore energy sector including project logistics management, property [management], personnel and vessel chartering services.