B9 Energy Offshore, DONG Energy and RES Offshore ceased development on the First Flight Wind project in December 2014.
This is an historical record only which will remain online until 28 September 2015.


We are required by legislation to obtain the following consents (please see list below) from the appropriate bodies before an offshore wind farm can be constructed.

Also, formal public consultation, separate and in addition to First Flight Wind’s pre-application consultation, will be carried out by the consenting bodies.

Please note: this is not a comprehensive list and is provided as an overview of the principal requirements.

  • Marine Licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA[NIEA is the licensing and enforcement authority for the Marine Licence in NI’s inshore waters]
  • Consent under Article 39 of the Electricity Order from the Department of Enterprise and Investment (DETI[This is required for the construction and operation of any electricity generating station in NI.]
  • Planning consent from the Planning Service of Department of Environment (DoE[This is required for all onshore work associated with the project.]
  • Licence under Article 10 of the Electricity Order Utility Regulator Electricity Gas Water for Northern Ireland (UREGNI[This is required in order to generate electricity for supply to the NI grid.]


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