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The wind farm on Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea: under the Government’s Climate Action Plan, 70% of Ireland’s electricity will be generated from renewable energy by 2030
Public consultation on developing a network of offshore wind farms to meet Ireland’s climate targets has been extended by three weeks. An original deadline of July 1st for the public’s views on how offshore wind energy should be modelled has…
The new government targets include increasing offshore wind energy from 3.5 gigawatts (GW) to five GW off the east and south coast by 2030
Plans for upscaling offshore renewable energy under the new Programme for Government will fail unless the State agencies receive more resources, an industry group has warned. The Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) has described as “revolutionary” the new targets, which…
Milford Haven a deep natural waterway in south Wales, Pembrokeshire is where Afloat adds Irish Ferries cruiseferry Isle of Innishmore from Rosslare, is seen heading to Pembroke Dock. It is there where a £60m Marine Energy project led by a private sector, with support from Pembrokeshire County Council is expected to generate more than 1,800 jobs in the next 15 years.
In south Wales's Pembrokeshire region, a £60 million marine energy project that will help tackle climate change while reviving the local economy in the wake of Covid-19 has been given the green light. The UK Government and Welsh Government have now…
Offshore wind - under the Government’s Climate Action Plan, 70% of Ireland’s electricity will be generated from renewable energy by 2030
Coastal communities have been given just three weeks to respond to a consultation on developing a network of offshore wind farms to meet Ireland’s climate targets. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has given a closing date…
Tug Husky at the Arklow Bank Wind-Farm off Co. Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, the country's first such facility opened in 2004 is through SSE Renewables' to be expanded. AFLOAT also adds is the tug's fleetmate AMS Retriever which is currently at work on a dredging project at Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford (see Coastal Notes).
Irish port of Arklow has beaten Wicklow to become the future operations and maintenance base for SSE Renewables' planned expansion of Ireland's first operating wind farm. An industry source said, reports Independent.ie, that Arklow had won out chiefly because it…
Port Of Waterford Highlights ‘Huge Potential’ To Service Offshore Wind Energy
The Port of Waterford is highlighting a new report which identifies Belview Port on the River Suir as ideally places to serve Ireland’s growing offshore wind energy sector. And it says strategic investment of €42 billion over the next 10…
Mainstream Renewable Power founder Eddie O'Connor
Offshore wind power off the west coast alone could generate annual revenues of €21bn a year from 75,000 megawatts of installed capacity, according to Airtricity and Mainstream Renewable Power founder Eddie O'Connor. Speaking to the Sunday Independent newspaper, the renewable…
An SSE Renewable Wind Park in the North Sea
SSE Renewables has welcomes the publication today by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, T.D, and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, T.D. of those seven offshore renewable energy projects in the Irish…
The offshore wind projects would further the objectives of the Climate Action Plan
Seven offshore renewable energy projects have been designated as ‘Relevant Projects’ by the Ministers for Urban Development and Climate Action and approved for transition to the upcoming new marine planing regime. These are offshore wind projects that either applied for…
Rosslare Europort Business Park Energises Offshore Renewable Wind
A Dutch company is to establish an offshore wind supply base at the Port of Rosslare. In early 2020, XELLZ secured approximately 200,000 sqm of land at the port of Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland. XELLZ has now divided…
The Folkboat Jester as created by solo pioneer Blondie Hasler to set an easily-handled Chinese junk-style rig. Jamie & Mary Young of Killary Adventure Centre sailed her across the Atlantic for their honeymoon cruise
The wind is free. No-one disputes that. But harnessing its power can be a very expensive business, particularly if you’re trying to do it at the top level of international competition writes WM Nixon. Yet at a more mundane level of…
One of the world’s largest floating wind projects is to be built off the Welsh coast
An Irish renewable energy company has partnered with French energy major Total to develop one of the world’s largest floating wind projects off the Welsh coast. Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) chairman Peter Coyle has described the Simply Blue Energy…
Ocean Energy Is Greatest Opportunity For Growth Of Blue Economy, Survey Says
Ocean energy is the greatest opportunity for the growth of Ireland’s maritime or ‘Blue’ economy, according to a new survey produced as part of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit. As the Irish Examiner reports, the survey commissioned by the Marine…
Econowind's system tested on DFDS Lys-Line container and side-port loading vessel Lysbris Seaways. Afloat adds a sister, Lysvik Seaways is due to Belfast Harbour next week as part of its logistics network connecting Norway with the UK and mainland Europe. The pair transport containers, paper products and refuse-derived fuel among other things.
An interesting take on wind-power made by Econowind has now been installed on DFDS container/side-port loader vessel Lysbris Seaways following recent tests in the Netherlands. A metal sail in a box is a novel concept, but it could be a solution…
Andy Jones, Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven, and Sam Leighton, Managing Director of Bombora Wave Power, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
At the Welsh Port of Milford Haven, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed this week with Bombora, to highlight their commitment to the marine energy industry in Pembrokeshire. Originating in Australia, Bombora opened offices in Pembroke Dock in 2017…
Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands
The Aran Islands were this week among six offshore communities across the European Union to publish their plans to transition to clean energy, as TheJournal.ie reports. Comharchumann Fuinneamh Oileáin Árann Teo (CFOAT) helped develop the transition plan that was published…

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