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Marie Gleeson has been appointed as External Affairs & Stakeholder Liaison lead for Simply Blue Group’s Western Star project
Simply Blue Group in Cork has announced the appointments of Jeremy Gault as Project Manager for the company’s Emerald and Western Star floating offshore wind projects and Marie Gleeson as External Affairs & Stakeholder Liaison lead for Simply Blue Group’s…
Shell had agreed deals with Cork-based company Simply Blue to acquire a 51 per cent share in the Western Star Floating wind project off the coast of Clare and to jointly develop the 1.3GW Emerald floating wind project off the south coast
Wind Energy Ireland has expressed concern at Shell’s withdrawal from the Irish offshore renewables market. A Sunday Business Post exclusive today quotes a senior industry source stating that Shell is leaving to focus its efforts on “countries with more accommodating…
During the drift towards the Dutch coast, the bulk carrier first hit another ship and then two structures of a wind farm under construction. See vid below
The Dutch Safety Board says it has initiated an investigation into the “increasing congestion” caused by wind farms and shipping in the North Sea. The safety board, which investigates shipping, aviation, railway and industrial accidents in the Dutch State, said…
The tug/workboat Husky pictured at Arklow Bank Wind Park
Operators of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm will shortly undertake a subtidal benthic ecology survey campaign on its proposed export cable route area, off the coast of north Co Dublin and Co Meath. Similar to the…
The 250-metre long and 44-metre wide Liberian flagged Crude Oil Tanker Ligurian Sea built departs Whitegate Oil Refinery with the help of a Port of Cork tug bound for Houston, Texas
International energy company Irving Oil and Simply Blue Group, an Irish blue economy developer in floating offshore wind and renewable fuels, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a commitment to explore opportunities related to the potential development of…
National Ports Study - It claims to be the most detailed analysis ever conducted on the readiness of Irish ports for the development of offshore renewable energy
Belfast is the only port on the island of Ireland which is ready to construct offshore wind farms, according to a new study published by Wind Energy Ireland. The national ports study published at the body’s annual offshore wind energy…
The Merel G Offshore Supply Ship in Cork Harbour
The Merel G Offshore Supply Ship is currently operating out of Cork Harbour and is understood to be involved in lifting the last of the county's gas platforms.  The vessel is customised for offshore oil and gas stand-by capabilities. Built…
Denis Crotty has been appointed Senior Projects Advisor with Green Rebel
Denis Crotty has been appointed Senior Projects Advisor with Green Rebel. He will be based between Green Rebel’s headquarters in Cork city and Crosshaven Boatyard. Green Rebel is an Irish company specialising in offshore site investigations for offshore wind developments. …
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding was attended by the Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Mr. Rob Jetten, and the Irish Minister of State for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy, Mr. Ossian Smyth, as official witnesses to the agreement. Also represented were Lord Mayor Cork City, Cllr Deirdre Forde and Deputy Lord Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Anthony Barry. Signing of the MOU today at City Hall in Cork today was (front row right to left) Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Port of Amsterdam, Pearse Flynn, EIH2 and Conor Mowlds, Port of Cork
A memorandum of understanding has been signed today between Ireland’s first green hydrogen company, EIH2, the Port of Cork and the Port of Amsterdam. This partnership will enable Ireland to maximise its use of offshore wind as a source of…
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan -
Energy ministers linked to the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) and the European Commission have pledged a “significant increase in their collective ambition” in the deployment of offshore renewable energy. Nine NSEC countries, including Ireland, which met in Dublin today…
A diagram illustrating the current and future types of marine wind turbines, the one in the shallowest sea has a solid 'pole' the second sits on a 'pylon-like' structure and the next two are anchored by chains to the sea bed
Oceanographers at Bangor University in Wales are calling for research into the environmental impact of turbulence caused by tidal flow past floating deep-water wind farms. New research is needed to fully understand how locating varying types of wind turbines could…
The survey vessel Ros Áine
Operators of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm are undertaking a geophysical survey campaign on its proposed export cable route area, off the coast of north Co Dublin and Co Meath. This campaign is expected to run…
ILV Granuaile
DP Energy Ireland Ltd is undertaking geophysical surveys at the proposed Inis Ealga Marine Energy Park off Cork and Waterford, outside the 12-nautical-mile limit. Works were set to begin on Friday 2 September and last for five days, subject to…
Roman Rebel
A geophysical survey is set for the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast to provide site investigation information to facilitate the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. The survey work was anticipated to get under way by Wednesday 31…
The 8.7 million euro (£7.5 million sterling) ECOWind projects are being funded by Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and The Crown Estate, with support from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Three new research projects into the impact of offshore wind in British waters aim to provide “policy-ready” research outcomes to ensure expansion in line with biodiversity priorities. The 8.7 million euro (£7.5 million sterling) ECOWind projects are being funded by…
Research vessel DP1 Ondine Jule
Haven Offshore Array will be completing geophysical survey works off the Donegal coast as part of a scientific data gathering exercise for the renewable energy project from this week to around 24 December, weather permitting. However, please note that the…

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