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Arklow Marine Launch 19m Offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…
Irish Ports to Capitalise on Offshore Renewable Energy Services
#ports – The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) says Irish Ports are in a good position to captialise on the growing demand for offshore renewable energy services. Last month Afloat reported that both Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources…
Haughey's Son Seeking Investors for Ocean Energy Project
#POWER FROM THE SEA - Conor Haughey is seeking €3 million investment in new wave power technology inspired by his father's attempts at making his private island self-sufficient, as the Sunday Independent reports. Haughey, son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey,…
Buoy Takes Front Seat Row at Ocean Energy Conference
#OCEAN ENERGY – As previously reported the fourth International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) which concludes tomorrow at the Convention Centre Dublin, is where an Irish Lights buoy has been deployed facing the venue's prime river frontage, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Offshore Wind Energy is the Future – Dublin Ocean Conference Hears
#oceanenergy – Both Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD and the Chairman of one of the world's leading developers of offshore wind energy, Eddie O'Connor of Mainstream Renewables has spoken of Ireland's unique position as a leader of…
Dublin Hosts Ocean Energy Conference
#POWER FROM THE SEA - The fourth International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) begins tomorrow Wednesday 17 October at the Convention Centre in Dublin's Docklands. Over 750 international experts and world-leading companies in ocean energy will gather in Ireland’s capital…
Key to Harnessing Ocean Energy is 'Evolution, Not Revolution'
#POWER FROM THE SEA - Martin McAdam of Aquamarine Power talks to The Irish Times about his company's efforts to harness power from the sea. The Edinburgh-based firm has spent a number of years and some £60 million (€74.5 million)…
Experts Weigh In on Ireland's Wave Energy Future
#POWER FROM THE SEA - When will Ireland make the most of its wave energy? That's the question Journal.ie last week posed to experts in the field. Some studies claim that up to 75% of Ireland's energy needs could be…
Husky Returns from North Sea Wind-Farm
#POWER FROM THE SEA – Wicklow based Island Shipping's twin-screw tug Husky returned to her homeport last month having completed a 300-day charter at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind-farm in the North Sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The multi-purpose 10 tonne…

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