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Rosslare Europort - The masterplan for the port includes digitalisation of systems and operations, provision of new freight and passenger facilities, storage, export and import facilities, and a berth extension
Rosslare Europort has announced a 200 million euro investment plan to establish an offshore renewable energy (ORE) hub with potential creation of 2,000 jobs. A total of 350 million euro will be invested with implementation of a Rosslare Europort masterplan,…
Taoiseach Micheal Martin speaking at “The Renewable Energy Opportunity for the West of Ireland” conference 
hosted today by Galway Harbour Company, in the G Hotel, Galway.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has endorsed plans for Galway to become the State's first "hydrogen hub". The plan was outlined when Mr Martin gave the keynote speech at a conference hosted by the Port of Galway. A "hydrogen hub" is a…
The Kinsale Area gas fields are located in the Celtic Sea, approximately 40km to 70km off the south coast of County Cork
May 10 has been set as the start date for decommissioning works on the subsea structure in the Kinsale and Seven Heads Gas Fields on the South Coast. The Kinsale Energy company which will undertake the work has told the…
One of the installed turbines at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm
Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, has acquired a majority stake in the 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind development project on the Scottish coast, entering a joint venture (JV) partnership with Simply Blue Group, a leading Irish blue…
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to address a renewable energy conference hosted by the Port of Galway next week. Mr Martin will give the keynote speech at the event, entitled “The renewable energy opportunity for the west of Ireland”. The event…
Caitlin Ui Aodha, fishing vessel owner from Helvick
The devastating invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s forces has focused minds on reducing energy dependence on Russia, with Ireland Inc gearing up to be the “Saudi Arabia” of offshore renewable. However, the Government’s delay in setting up a liaison…
File image of wind turbines at Arklow Bank
A new planning regime will allow SSE Renewables to expand the second phase of its Arklow Bank Wind Park, as RTÉ News reports. Under the new Maritime Area Planning Act, the company is seeking to boost its proposed expansion of…
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Green Rebel Marine will undertake a geophysical survey campaign for an offshore wind farm in the North Celtic Sea from next Tuesday 29 March to the end of May, weather permitting. The survey will be conducted on a 24-hour basis…
From Left to Right: Naoimh McConville MJM Renewables, Sam McCloskey Simply Blue Group, Economy Minister Gordon Lyons, Conleth McConville MJM Renewables, Ashit Jadav Simply Blue Group, James Crawford MJM Renewables and Michael Galvin Simply Blue Group
Simply Blue Group a leading Irish Blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, wave energy and low impact aquaculture, have announced their latest offshore floating wind project ‘Nomadic Offshore Wind’ off Northern Ireland and a related green energy deal with…
Minister for Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan
The State’s new maritime area consent regime has been formally kick-started by Minister for Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan. The new regime allows the minister on an interim basis to issue maritime area consents (MACs) to renewable energy developers who…
The establishment of a new Maritime Area Planning Agency (MARA) is to be based in Wexford and will enable the development of offshore wind farms.
A Govenment maritime planning regime is being announced, which will enable the development of offshore wind farms.  Offshore wind farms are needed if Ireland is to achieve its climate targets and reduce dependence on imported gas and oil. The Government…
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue had acknowledged delays in setting up the Seafood-Offshore Renewable Energy Working Group
The Government is seeking a chair for a new seafood-offshore renewable energy working group. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has invited applications from “suitably qualified candidates”, with a deadline of March 25th for applying. O’Brien’s department says it is “working…
A sustainable marine floating tidal turbine platform
Exploring development of the “next generation” tidal energy technology is the theme of a new project initiated by NUI Galway (NUIG). The university says the tidal energy project is part of its “Global Challenges” programme, a targeted research initiative to…
Simply Blue Energy's Emerald project, a floating offshore wind farm that will is harnessing the wind potential of the Celtic Sea
Ireland‘s unique opportunity to help Europe reduce its dependence on Russian oil could be hampered by a severe skills shortage for developing offshore renewable energy, industry experts have warned. And unless the Government moves quickly on establishing a stakeholder liaison…
Moneypoint Power Station in Co Clare
RTÉ News reports that the ESB has put before planners its proposal for an offshore wind turbine production base at its Moneypoint plant. The pre-consultation on the planned facility, envisaged as part of the ESB’s multi-billion-euro Green Atlantic @ Moneypoint…
Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity - Capt Brian FitzGerald and Dr Val Cummins, Simply Blue Group; Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Cormac Gebruers, Head of College, NMCI, and Mark O'Reilly, Fishery Liaisons Officer at the launch of the conference titled ‘Our Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity – Is Ireland Ready?’. The conference is taking place on 4th March 2022 at The National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork and also online.
The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) will host a hybrid conference/webinar on Friday 4 March 2022 entitled ‘Our Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity – Is Ireland Ready?’. The conference, sponsored by Simply Blue Group, will bring together representatives from across…

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