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Ireland South MEP Seán Kelly
Offshore renewable energy will receive a boost with the EU’s decision to withdraw from the international Energy Charter Treaty, according to Ireland South MEP Seán Kelly. The treaty, which dates back to 1998, was “designed to protect energy companies at…
NG Worker
The Department of Transport has been advised that Next Geosolutions will perform shallow geotechnical surveys, pUXO ID surveys and KP5 Omega Loop surveys as part of the Celtic Interconnector Project cable route between the South-East Coast of Ireland and the…
A generated representation of the view of the proposed Codling Wind Park from Wicklow Harbour
Ireland’s largest Phase One offshore wind project, Codling Wind Park, has confirmed a 25% reduction in the number of turbines required to deliver the project. The wind park will be located off the County Wicklow coast and was initially estimated…
The wind park is a 50/50 joint venture between Fred Olsen Seawind and EDF Renewables in a sea area 13 to 22 kilometres off the Co Wicklow coast between Greystones and Wicklow harbour
The Codling Wind Park development team says it will give “exclusive updates” on its Irish Sea project at a three-day public event in Wicklow in mid-April. Those attending can “explore the final designs” of the wind park in the Irish…
Minister for Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan - Ireland gets 35% of its electricity from onshore wind farms, which is more than anywhere else in Europe
Minister for Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan has said that Ireland is “already a wind energy success story” on land and is “now looking to our seas.” “We get 35% of our electricity from onshore wind farms, which is more…
A computer-generated image of a  North Sea consortium working on a commercial-scale seaweed farm located within an offshore wind farm
Irish renewable energy developer Simply Blue has joined a North Sea consortium working on a commercial scale seaweed farm located within an offshore wind farm. The “North Sea Farm 1 Project” involves ten hectares of water off the Netherlands coast,…
Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy
Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, the first strategy of its kind for Ireland, aims to build a successful, vibrant and impactful offshore wind energy industry in Ireland. This will ensure that the sector creates as much value…
Green Rebel Marine in the USA -  Tadg Murphy, CTO Water Technology Ltd and Kieran Ivers, CEO Green Rebel with former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
Irish offshore energy survey company Green Rebel is among the Irish companies that are scaling rapidly and are showcasing their products in the United States this week as part of Enterprise Ireland's trade mission. Green Rebel is attending events in…
Windfarms & Wildlife: Protecting the Bay’s Habitats — Uncover the Realities, Explore the Concerns
Join the conversation on Ireland’s offshore wind challenges at a public information meeting at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney this Tuesday 12 March at 7.30pm. Hosted in association with Dalkey Community Council and Killiney Bay Community Council, ‘Windfarms &…
Artist’s impression of a modular floating solar panel from SolarDuck
A proposal for what would be Europe’s largest offshore floating solar array has been awarded funding to see the project realised. According to Marine Industry News, the €8.4m Nautical SUNRISE consortium is supported with €6.8m from the Horizon Europe programme…
The record-breaking delivery of 80-metre-long wide-turbine blades from the BBC Citrine ship marks a significant milestone for the Port of Waterford and its personnel
The Port of Waterford made history over the weekend as it handled a cargo of a record-breaking scale. The port received a vessel load of 80-metre-long wide-turbine blades, the largest ever in size to be imported to Ireland. The blades…
Killybegs Port in County Donegal. Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney says he was struck during a recent visit by its similarity to Fraserburgh in Scotland, which is a port that has offshore renewable energy (ORE) capabilities. The Minister intends to publish an offshore renewable energy (ORE) industrial strategy for Ireland shortly
Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney has said he intends to publish an offshore renewable energy (ORE) industrial strategy very shortly. A draft of the strategy was due to be presented to Cabinet this week, he told the third annual national…
To connect offshore wind energy to the grid, EirGrid must build new electricity substations and associated undersea electricity
EirGrid, the Irish company responsible for operating and developing the electricity grid and market, spoke at the National Maritime College of Ireland Seafarers' Conference 2024 today about its plans to connect offshore wind energy to the grid and its ongoing…
Humpback whales and common dolphins
The ESB has announced the completion of an industry-endorsed marine mammal observer (MMO) training programme to support those in the early stages of their careers in the marine environmental sector. An additional key aim was to fill a gap in…
Vanessa O’Connell as its new Development Project Director for the Dublin Array offshore wind farm
RWE Renewables Ireland has appointed Vanessa O’Connell as its new Development Project Director for the Dublin Array offshore wind farm. Dublin Array is a proposed 824MW offshore wind farm, which will be located about 10 kilometres from the coast of…
Simply Blue Group’s chief impact officer Dr Val Cummins
Ireland is “ about five years behind other countries” on floating offshore wind, Simply Blue Group’s chief impact officer Dr Val Cummins has said. Dr Cummins was responding to a reported call by Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan on fellow…