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File image of wind turbines at Arklow Bank
A foreshore licence granted for expansion of an offshore wind farm near Arklow now faces a High Court challenge from an environmentalist and planning activist, as The Irish Times reports. Peter Sweetman — whose previous objections include the proposals for…
The 130- metre long MPI Resolution berthed at Larne on Ireland's east coast
Larne Harbour on the east coast of Antrim in Northern Ireland is currently the base for the MPI Resolution, the world's first purpose-built vessel for installing offshore wind turbines, foundations, and transition pieces. The ship is working out of Larne…
New plane - Green Rebel Marine will be the only domestic Irish company offering digital aerial surveys for offshore wind development companies
Green Rebel Marine with a base at Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour has announced the €1.5 million purchase of a DA42 multi-purpose aircraft to conduct aerial surveys off the Irish coast. Thousands of square miles of ocean are due to…
Ros an Mhíl harbour in the Connemara Gaeltacht
Ros an Mhíl/Rossaveal could become a hub for marine renewable energy projects, if plans by Údarás na Gaeltachta come to fruition. The board of the Gaeltacht authority has recently approved funding to plan the development of a 30-acre site it…
Pat Keating, CEO of Shannon Foynes Port and Paul Doherty, MD Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions’ pictured at Foynes Port |
The Shannon Estuary has the potential to become a global hub for floating offshore wind according to a major new study. If such a project were to be progressed, writes the Limerick Leader, it could attract up to 12 billion…
A new Wind-Farm Service Vessel (WFSV) of a design from Incat Crowther's Windflex27 series is been built for an Irish marine business with completion in Asia due in Q2, 2021.
Naval architects Incat Crowther with offices in Australia, USA and the UK has announced the construction of a 27m Catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessel (WFSV) to an Irish marine company.  The newbuild is the third of Penguin Shipyard's Windflex 27…
Pearse Flynn of Green Rebel Marine - listen to him on the podcast below
The photomontage published in Afloat a week ago of 60 'supersize' wind turbines planned for Dublin Bay should raise substantial debate about the impact of offshore wind farms on Irish waters and the activities in them – sailing, leisure marine,…
Mark O'Reilly, Trudy McIntyre and David Hyde of Fisheries Liaisons pictured at Crosshaven Boatyard
Green Rebel Marine, the Cork-based business established to service the future needs of offshore wind farms, has announced a new strategic partnership with Fisheries Liaisons Ltd. The partnership is seen as being a key factor in communicating with the wider…
An illustration from the WindEurope Flagship report
Each new wind turbine built in Europe generates €10 million worth of economic activity, according to a European industry network. A new report by WindEurope also says investing in wind energy will help Europe’s economic recovery from the impacts of…
The MPI Resolution was the world's first purpose-built vessel for installing offshore wind turbines and AFLOAT adds the speciliast ship is seen berthed at the inner harbour of Holyhead.  Early in its career the ship made a call on the other side of the Irish Sea when berthing in Dublin Port.
On the Irish Sea a giant wind turbine vessel has had its departure from the Port of Holyhead delayed by the weather. MPI Resolution arrived at the port on Thursday after sailing in from Rotterdam - with its towering 220ft…
Mr Flynn, who is originally from East Cork, owns and heads up UK debt solution company Creditfix.
Irish businessman Pearse Flynn who made his fortune in the tech and telecoms has announced a €10m investment in a green energy project in Cork Harbour that aims to create 80 jobs within two years. Flynn has acquired Crosshaven Boatyard…
The new ship, 2015 built Mainport Geo is 50 m LOA
Cork based shipping company, Irish Mainport Holdings, has announced its entry into the Offshore Wind Sector with its investment in a 50-metre Survey and Research Ship, the Mainport Geo, and at the same time buying a share of Wicklow based…
The survey ship named Ridley is now exploring suitable seabed approaches from Galway out to the boundary of the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
Iceland has selected Galway as the European landing location for international telecommunications cables. Farice, a company fully owned by the Icelandic Government, currently owns and operates two submarine cables linking Iceland to Northern Europe. It has been undertaking preparatory work…
World Maritime Day "Lá Mara" to be Marked by Udaras na Gaeltachta Marine Webinar
Ireland’s “blue economy” and the opportunities for Gaeltacht communities will be debated at a marine “webinar” hosted by State agency Udarás na Gaeltachta on Thursday to mark world maritime day. Offshore renewable energy, standards for sustainable harvesting of both wild…
Alpha Marine’s tug Husky at SSE Renewables’ Arklow Bank wind farm off Co Wicklow
SSE Renewables recently hosted a virtual round table discussion with key stakeholders in the wind energy industry, examining their role in delivering on the Irish Government’s ambition for offshore wind energy. Among those taking part was Paul Brewster of the…
GMIT’s Galway campus
SmartBay Ireland have collaborated with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) to launch a new scholarship scheme for a candidate from the Connemara Gaeltacht to begin a Master’s research programme. Commencing in November 2020, the new programme aims to develop…
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