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ESB International

ESB International (ESBI) is a growing international energy company and one of Europe's leading engineering and consultancy organisations.

Aquamarine Power is one of four technology developers participating in the Irish WestWave project, led by ESBI.  The WestWave project aims to install and operate wave energy converters capable of generating 5MW of clean electricity in Irish waters by 2016.

ESBI was founded in Ireland over 35 years ago as a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB Group. (www.esb.ie). ESBI invests in, develops, owns, operates and maintains power stations in Ireland and around the world.

ESBI has completed projects in over 115 countries. The company employs over 1,100 professional staff between its offices in Ireland and abroad.  ESBI has active operations in over 20 countries, including strategic operation and maintenance contracts totalling over 2,500MW.

Over the past two decades, ESBI has worked on the planning, development and operation of over 2,000MW of wind energy projects in Ireland and the UK and is now a leading player in the development of ocean energy in Ireland.


Ireland has a unique opportunity to generate sustainable electricity and economic benefit from the vast wave energy resource on the west coast. It is through working with pioneering wave energy companies such as Aquamarine Power that we can overcome the challenges and realise this opportunity.
Brendan Barry, Manager
ESB Ocean Energy