SSE Renewables has given details of its plans for its development at Arklow Harbour in Co Wicklow, which is part of Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2.

The renewable energy developer has revealed official designs for the Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) proposed for the South Dock in Arklow Harbour.

It is proposing to develop the facility at a disused site known as The Old Shipyard.

The public have been invited to share their views during a Public Consultation which runs from June 7-25.

SSE's development is a key component of the planned Phase 2 520MW Arklow Bank Wind Park, which is located 6km to 13km off the coast of Arklow.

SSE Renewables is actively progressing its plans to deliver the country's first offshore wind farm of scale by 2025, and expects to invest between €1 billion and €2 billion to deliver the project.

It said that delivery of the planned work at Arklow Harbour's South Dock will require an expected investment of around €15m.

About 60 construction roles will be created during the delivery phase of the Operations and Maintenance Facility alone, and additional indirect supply chain roles are expected.

Once complete, the building will accommodate around 80 full-time employees who will be recruited to work on the wind farm once it becomes operational.

These direct jobs will include site managers, supervisors, technicians, control room operators, engineers, vessel crew, stores and administration staff.

The wider wind park project will also support thousands of indirect and induced jobs over its lifetime, the company added.

James O'Hara, Arklow Bank Wind Park Project Manager said the new state-of-the-art building will play a crucial role in kickstarting the regeneration of Arklow Harbour.

"It is also from this building where 80 full-time employees will be based for decades to come. I encourage the local community to share feedback on this element of the project so we can refine our plans accordingly before we seek planning approval later this year," Mr O'Hara said.