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IMDO Shipping Review: Asia-Europe Trade Up, Record European Cruisegoers and EU Seek Security Strategy
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#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Container Market: Asia-Europe trade increases 8% in January - Volumes on the main Asia-Europe trade lane began 2014 strongly, increasing 8% in January compared with…
Hydro Storage Scheme Among Clare's Renewable Energy Plans
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#hydroenergy – Clare County Council today outlined plans to facilitate the development of Pumped Freshwater Hydro Energy Storage facilities similar to those already developed at Turlough Hill in County Wicklow. Three locations, namely Slieve Callan, Slieve Bernagh and Woodcock Hill,…
New Solar Tech Will Allow Boats To Generate Power From Sails
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#SeaPower - In a week that saw the Government move to pull back from binding renewable energy targets, it's good to see others a more positive outlook on going green - with news that a French company has developed sails…
Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) Launched
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#offshorepower – The Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D., today launched the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) to provide a framework for the sustainable development of Ireland's offshore renewable energy resources. Speaking at the…
Arklow Boat Builder's Offshore Wind Business Securing Its Future
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#Shipbuilding - Arklow Marine Services recently celebrated the completion of its third service vessel for the offshore wind farm sector in the shape of the Gardian 18. And as the company's director Billy Tyrrell tells The Irish Times, it's the…
Green Energy Firm's Irish Sea Survey Gets EU Funding
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#SeaPower - Green energy multinational Mainstream Renewable Power has secured €1.4 million in EU funding towards its costs of surveying the Irish Sea bed, as The Irish Times reports. Mainstream's survey, planned to commence in 2014, will determine the route…
Galway In Sights Of Wave Energy Firms Seeking Atlantic Power
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#SeaPower - The power of the Atlantic Ocean will be put to the test next year as firms are in discussion to place wave energy devices in Galway Bay. The Irish Independent reports that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland…
Exploration Licences Granted in Atlantic Margin Licensing Round
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Minister for Natural Resources, Fergus O'Dowd, today announced the timing and outline of the next Atlantic Margin Oil and Gas Exploration Licensing Round. The full detail of the Round will be announced after a review of oil and gas fiscal…
Arklow Marine Launch 19m Offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel
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#WFSVlaunch- A third offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel (WFSV) was launched in late September from Arklow Marine Services boatyard. The 19m newbuild vessel is the first of a new design which is intended for the upcoming Round 3 offshore sites for…
Wind-Farm Service Vessel Completes Another UK Based Charter
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#WindFarmCraft – Wicklow based Island Shipping's 17 metre Wind-farm Service Vessel (WFSV) Island Panther has completed another charter in the North Sea. Island Panther had been working out of Hartlepool for a solid 75 days and recorded a 100% reliability.…
Russians Propose Tidal Power Dam For Strangford Lough
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#PowerFromTheSea - Scenic Strangford Lough could be the site of an ambitious tidal power plant - if a proposal by a Russian energy firm comes to fruition. The Belfast Telegraph reports on what it calls the "bizarre plan" to construct…
Energy Chief Challenges Ireland to Become Global Maritime Leader
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#powerfromthesea – A large crowd of 130 people gathered at the National Maritime College of Ireland for the Annual IMERC Conference to discuss how disruptive innovation can help Ireland realise its ocean potential. A disruptive innovation is an innovation which…
Belfast Harbour’s New Wind Terminal to Bring Huge Rewards
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#DONGenergy - Belfast Harbour's new wind terminal assembly facility has created a fantastic opportunity for further inward investment, according to the head of one of the companies making turbines in the city. Keith Anderson, chief corporate Officer of ScottishPower, was…
Novel Catamaran Design Could Be Big Saver For Offshore Operations
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#NewDesign - A new catamaran designed for servicing offshore drilling and energy platforms could help work crews get to where they're needed safety in some of the roughest seas. Wired's Autopia blog reports on the SHC Wavedancer, a proposed catamaran…
French Naval Defence Giant to invest €130m in OpenHydro
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#OpenHydro- A French naval defence and energy-company, DCNS, has agreed a €130 million investment in OpenHydro, an Irish hydro-power firm. The Paris-based giant, which among its activiities includes building submarines, yesterday outlined its expansion plans for OpenHydro, a tech company…
Sea Power Projects Could Be Good for Marine Wildlife Says Report
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#POWER FROM THE SEA - Marine-based renewable energy projects could be introduced without a damaging impact on marine wildlife, according to a new briefing paper from Friends of the Earth. Business Green reports on the paper from the environmental campaign…

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