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80 Marine Jobs For Cork Harbour

12th December 2014
80 Marine Jobs For Cork Harbour

#corkharbour – Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, T.D. today announced the creation of more than 80 new jobs in the marine energy sector for Cork Harbour today.

The US ocean energy company, Resolute Marine Limited, will create 80 new jobs over the next 5 years, as it establishes its European headquarters in Cork. Exceedence Ltd, a spin out from UCC's Beaufort Research Centre, will create 5 new jobs in the marine renewable energy financial consultancy in 2015, while Resolve Marine, a global salvage company, will create up to 6 jobs in the next 12 months in its European headquarters located in Cork Harbour.

Speaking at Energy Cork - IMERC "Cork Harbour – Energising the Region" conference at the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) campus in Ringaskiddy, Minister Coveney, T.D. welcomed the significant job creation in the sector, stating:
"It is clear that the decision to establish a dedicated marine cluster at Cork Harbour is encouraging private sector investment and leading to the creation of a significant number of high quality jobs. I have always been convinced that the unique collaborative nature of IMERC would create the right momentum for such investment and ensure that this campus becomes a major player in the international marine sector. I wish these new companies continued success in the future."

Energy Cork and IMERC also welcomed an announcement by Chairman of The Port of Cork, John Mullins, that a significant site in Cork Harbour is to be designated as Ireland's first offshore oil and gas services hub, which will reinforce the positioning of Cork Harbour as a leading marine and energy capital in Europe.

Speaking at the Energy Cork - IMERC conference, Michael Quirk acknowledged the collective responsibility and collaboration of industry, energy and tourism sectors for the major positive developments taking place in Cork Harbour.

"Cork Harbour not only provides more than one third of Ireland's energy requirements, it is also a first-class model for how society, academia and industry can work together to significantly enhance a region's attractiveness as a location for further investment while maintaining and supporting a green agenda. Nowhere is this more evident that the stunning harbour of Cork which provides huge employment, energy needs and nonetheless tourism and leisure amenities," said Michael Quick, Conference Chair and Vice Chair of Energy Cork.

is a subsidiary of Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. and is the developer of an innovative wave-powered desalination system (Wave2OTM) that is a cost-effective solution for water shortages in many developing countries and remote communities throughout the world.

Resolute Marine Limited is a subsidiary of Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. and is the developer of an innovative wave-powered desalination system (Wave2OTM) that is a cost-effective solution for water shortages in many developing countries and remote communities throughout the world.

Resolute Marine Energy CEO Bill Staby said: "We're confident our decision to set up our European operations in Cork is a good one. We have positioned ourselves in the middle of a maritime innovation hub that will yield great benefits for our company over time. We expect to create 25 new high-paying technical jobs over the next 2 years in Cork and as many as 50 additional jobs in Ireland as the company's manufacturing operations expand to meet anticipated demand. A key attraction is our ability to draw upon the many years of accumulated experience in marine renewable energy research and development present in many of the leading Irish universities and research centres through our base at IMERC."

Exceedence CEO Dr. Ray Alcorn is a leading figure in ocean energy space, and his company will provide consultancy services on investment in marine renewable energy.

"We are delighted to join the IMERC cluster in Cork Harbour, we hope to use our expertise and experience and leverage off our location to grow our business," said Dr Ray Alcorn, Exceedence Ltd.

Resolve Marine CEO Joe Farrell explained that he was attracted to Cork because of the talent pipeline in the marine energy cluster of Cork Harbour, in particular IMERC at the National Maritime College of Ireland and the Irish Naval Service.
Resolve Marine was recently involved in the salvaging of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Italian coast, as well as the MV Rena in New Zealand. The company has established its European operations centre in Cork and is working closely with marine robotics teams in IMERC and University of Limerick for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) for salvage operations.

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Cork Harbour Information

It’s one of the largest natural harbours in the world – and those living near Cork Harbour insist that it’s also one of the most interesting.

This was the last port of call for the most famous liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The harbour has been a working port and a strategic defensive hub for centuries, and it has been one of Ireland's major employment hubs since the early 1900s. Traditional heavy industries have waned since the late 20th century, with the likes of the closure of Irish Steel in Haulbowline and shipbuilding at Verolme. It still has major and strategic significance in energy generation, shipping and refining.

Giraffe wander along its shores, from which tens of thousands of men and women left Ireland, most of them never to return. The harbour is home to the oldest yacht club in the world, and to the Irish Navy. 

This deep waterway has also become a vital cog in the Irish economy.

‘Afloat.ie's Cork Harbour page’ is not a history page, nor is it a news focus. It’s simply an exploration of this famous waterway, its colour and its characters.

Cork Harbour Festival

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór and Cork Harbour Open Day formerly existed as two popular one-day events located at different points on Cork’s annual maritime calendar. Both event committees recognised the synergy between the two events and began to work together and share resources. In 2015, Cork Harbour Festival was launched. The festival was shaped on the open day principle, with Ocean to City – An Ras Mór as the flagship event.

Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown from strength to strength. Although the physical 2020 festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, the event normally features nine festival days starting on the first week of June. It is packed full of events; all made possible through collaboration with over 50 different event partners in Cork City, as well as 15 towns and villages along Cork Harbour. The programme grows year by year and highlights Ireland’s rich maritime heritage and culture as well as water and shore-based activities, with Ocean to City – An Rás Mór at the heart of the festival.

Taking place at the centre of Ireland’s maritime paradise, and at the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Cork is perfectly positioned to deliver the largest and most engaging harbour festival in Ireland.

The Cork Harbour Festival Committee includes representatives from Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, UCC MaREI, RCYC, Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Meitheal Mara.

Marinas in Cork Harbour

There are six marinas in Cork Harbour. Three in Crosshaven, one in East Ferry, one in Monkstown Bay and a new facility is opening in 2020 at Cobh. Details below

Port of Cork City Marina

Location – Cork City
Contact – Harbour Masters Dept., Port of Cork Tel: +353 (0)21 4273125 or +353 (0)21 4530466 (out of office hours)

Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831023

Crosshaven Boatyard Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4831161

Salve Marina Ltd

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831145

Cork Harbour Marina

Location: Monkstown, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)87 3669009

East Ferry Marina

Location: East Ferry, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4813390

New Cove Sailing Club Marina

(to be opened in 2020)

Location: Cobh, Co. Cork
Contact: 087 1178363

Cork Harbour pontoons, slipways and ramps

Cork City Boardwalk Existing pontoon

Port of Cork 100m. pontoon

Cork city – End of Cornmarket St. steps and slip;

Cork city - Proby’s Qy. Existing limited access slip

Quays Bar & Restaurant, Private pontoon and ramp for patrons, suitable for yachts, small craft town and amenities

Cobh harbour [camber] Slip and steps inside quay wall pontoon

Fota (zoo, house, gardens) Derelict pontoon and steps

Haulbowline naval basin; restricted space Naval base; restricted access;

Spike Island pier, steps; slip, pontoon and ramp

Monkstown wooden pier and steps;

Crosshaven town pier, with pontoon & steps

East Ferry Marlogue marina, Slip (Great Island side) visitors’ berths

East Ferry Existing pier and slip; restricted space East Ferry Inn (pub)
(Mainland side)

Blackrock pier and slips

Ballinacurra Quay walls (private)

Aghada pier and slip, pontoon & steps public transport links

Whitegate Slip

Passage West Pontoon

Glenbrook Cross-river ferry

Ringaskiddy Parking with slip and pontoon Ferry terminal; village 1km.

Carrigaloe pier and slip; restricted space; Cross-river ferry;

Fountainstown Slip

White’s Bay beach

Ringabella beach

Glanmire Bridge and tide restrictions

Old Glanmire - Quay

Cork Harbour Festival & Ocean to City Race

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, Cork Harbour Festival will now take place 5 – 13 June 2021, with the Flagship Ocean to City An Rás Mór on 5 June.

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