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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…
New Marine Energy Lab for Cork Harbour
#POWER FROM THE SEA - A new marine research lab in Cork Harbour could help Ireland to be a global leader in renewable energy, the Irish Examiner reports. The Beaufort Laboratory, being built on a three-acre site next to the…
Cork Company Set to Deploy Energy Device at Cornwall's Wave Hub
#POWER FROM THE SEA - An Irish firm has landed a contract to provide a wave device for a new offshore energy test site in Cornwall, Siliconrepublic reports. Ocean Energy, which is based in Cork, will deploy its first full-scale…
IMERC’s Inaugural Conference 2012
#IMERC CONFERENCE - The recently established Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) which is to promote the country as a world-renowned research and development location, is to host next month its inaugural conference entitled 'Maritime Geostrategic Thinking for Ireland'.…
Danish Windfarm Turbine Installation Vessel Bids Farewell to Festive Port of Call
#POWER FROM THE SEA - This morning the wind farm turbine installation vessel Sea Energy, departed Wicklow Bay having spent over a fortnight based in Wicklow Port, where her Danish crew celebrated Christmas Day, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Esbjerg registered…
Oil and Gas Firm Issued Licence to Explore Off Dalkey Island
#POWER FROM THE SEA - Irish oil and gas firm Providence Resources has been awarded a licence to explore near Dalkey Island, the Irish Independent reports. The standard licence issued by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources lasts…
UCC Wave Energy Trials Central to New Maritime Cluster
#POWER FROM THE SEA - A €9 million Europe-wide wave energy trial programme is one of the key elements of a new Government programme designed to transform Ireland as a maritime nation. According to The Irish Times, University College Cork's…
New Scheme to Measure Noise Pollution from Wave Energy
#POWER FROM THE SEA - The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is teaming with IBM in a new project to assess the noise levels of wave energy devices off the Irish coast. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/power-from-the-sea The scheme will see an array…
Largest State Energy Infrastructure Project Since Ardnacrusha Now Close To Completion
One year countdown begins for Ireland's first electricity interconnector to Great Britain The largest state energy infrastructure project, connecting the Irish electricity grid and Great Britain advanced significantly today as work began to lay cables under the sea bed of…
Results of 2011 Atlantic Licensing Round Announced
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte T.D. today announced the award of thirteen new Licensing Options in the Irish offshore. Making the announcement this morning at the opening of a major petroleum research conference in Dublin…
New Machines Changing the Rules for Wave Power
New Scientist has highlighted some of the latest technologies being developed to harness power from the sea. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/power-from-the-sea/ Companies such as Pelamis Wave Power and Aquamarine Power are already testing prototypes of their so-called wave energy 'harvesters' - enormous machines…
Ireland Risks Missing Out On Renewable Energy Benefits
Ireland must do more to develop its port and shipping services or risk missing out on the benefits of the growning renewable energy sector. http://afloat.ie/port-news/port-and-shipping-news/ That was the message from a new analysis compiled by the Sustainable Energy Authority of…
Plan to Power Edinburgh with Giant Windfarm
Plans are afoot to power Edinburgh with a giant offshore windfarm, the Edinburgh Evening News reports. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/power-from-the-sea/ The £1.2 billion (€ billion) project proposed by Irish group Mainstream Renewable Power could see as many as 130 turbines generate power for…
New Mammal Detection Sonar System for Sea Turbines
The latest product from sonar technology company Tritech is a mammal detection system for use around underwater turbines. According to the manufacturers, the Gemini SeaTec system uses a multi-beam sonar and image detection software to provide real-time monitoring and warning…
'Underwater Kite' a Clean Energy Solution
An 'underwater kite' developed by a Swedish company could be a simple answer to harnessing the power of the sea, The Local reports. The Deep Green device looks like a toy kite with a turbine attached. But when tethered to…
Licences Sought for WestWave Energy Project
ESB International is seeking foreshore liecences to develop a new wave energy project on the west coast. The Irish Times reports that the scheme is part of a strategy to generate 150MW of electricy from the sea by 2020, in…

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