Renewable Energy

The Port of Waterford has considerable experience in handling cargo destined for renewable energy projects. The open quays and access to storage areas make it an excellent choice for handing cargo associated with renewable energy projects.




  • South east coast of Ireland - the closest multi-modal port to Europe.
  • Close to sources of wind power in Ireland and North Western Europe.


  • Port facilities are in an “out of town” location - no congestion or access issues
  • Direct connection to national road network
  • Direct connection to rail network
  • Easy access direct onto quays
  • Open and covered on-quay storage



  • Handling equipment – 40 tonne reachstacker, forklifts etc.
  • Choice of cranes: mobile harbour cranes, gantry cranes adaptable for specialist lifting, with other 3rd party 
  • Lift capabilities of 50 tonnes
  • Experienced handling of abnormal loads and project cargo


Advantages of Waterford:

  • Close proximity to dedicated zoned landbanks including an IDA Business Park.
  • Close proximity to wind sources
  • Flexible stevedoring environment
  • Competitive rates
  • Proven track record in handling various types of project cargo
  • Experienced stevedores on both container and bulk quays
  • On-site storage capacity
  • Open storage adjacent to quay, for long term storage.

Why Ireland and Waterford?


Wind Energy

Wind energy is currently the largest contributing resource of renewable energy in Ireland and has huge potential for future requirements.


By 2050, Irish wind could contribute 2.5% to EU Electricity Demand and just over 5% of EU wind energy generation could come from Ireland.


Ireland has the potential to generate enough electricity to exceed domestic demand by 2030. There are approximately a dozen wind farms in the South-East of Ireland are in contract stage and another dozen in pre-planning stage. As a result, this shows the importance of Waterford as a gateway to servicing these sites. 

Ocean Energy

In addition, ocean energy is Ireland’s greatest energy resource. Given our location on the fringes of Europe, we can take advantage of the huge potential of the ocean. Our ocean territory extends to an area ten times our land area, and includes seas with some of the strongest wave energy.


Ireland has world leading ocean energy companies, as well as those with marine engineering and research capabilities. It has a solid reputation for R&D and clean technology services and products.


Waterford’s Institute of Technology, is a highly respected third-level education institution, with specific programmes geared to Sustainable Energy Engineering.

The Port of Waterford has over 1 kilometre of quays – with depths alongside of 8m to 10m CD.



There are a choice of quays to operate from: see our port facilities.


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