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Ireland’s first “hydrogen valley” will be established in Galway port
The EU is giving 8 million euros to set up Ireland’s first “hydrogen valley” in Galway port as one of nine such projects across Europe. The EU funding is a significant boost for the multi-million euro green energy scheme, which…
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Energia intends to deploy marine acoustic monitoring equipment off the coasts of Co Waterford and Co Wexford between now and 24 February, subject to weather and operational constraints. The deployments are part of works for Energia’s North Celtic Sea and…
Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan
Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says that offshore wind generators will be required to make “substantial annual contributions” to community benefit funds. He says that coastal and marine communities will “benefit significantly from offshore renewable electricity projects” as a result.…
Two separate projects, the Codling Wind Park, and the Oriel wind farm (above) project have announced second-phase public consultation dates
Several offshore windfarm companies which have secured maritime area consents from the Government are holding further public consultations on their plans. The maritime area consents (MACs) were recently awarded by Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan, and permit the projects to…
A Wind Farm on the North Sea
A team of German scientists has suggested that offshore wind farms in the North Sea could significantly impact the ecosystem. The scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon Research Institute used numerical modelling to show how there could be physical disruptions to…
Queenscliff Harbour marina in Victoria, Australi
A harbour near Melbourne in Australia is probing the potential of its natural tides to develop a new kind of renewable energy hub. As the Bellarine Times reports, Queenscliff Harbour has partnered with the non-profit Southern Ocean Environmental Link and…
 An EDF Renewables Offshore Wind Farm at Teeside
Ireland’s largest Phase One offshore wind project, Codling Wind Park, which will be located off the County Wicklow coast, will require almost 30% fewer wind turbines than originally proposed. Notwithstanding this significant reduction in wind turbines, the development will still…
An Image illustrating the proposed Codling Wind Park, seven offshore renewable energy projects that have been awarded a Marine Area Consent
Maritime area consents (MACs) have been issued by Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan for seven offshore renewable energy projects. The seven projects awarded the new marine consents involve six Irish Sea projects - Oriel Wind Park; Arklow Bank II; Bray…
The vessel CT Barnston
Marine Notices No 37 of 2021 and No 44 of 2021 advised of the deployment of two wave buoys and one floating LiDAR buoy at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm on the Bray and Kish Banks. The two wave…
The agreement has been welcomed by Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan, who had identified it as a key priority during Ireland’s co-presidency of the NSEC in 2022
Ireland and seven other members of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) have agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Britain on increased cooperation for the development of offshore renewable energy. The agreement has been welcomed by Minister for…
In his new role at DP Energy, Dr James Forde will engage his extensive experience to support the development of DP Energy’s global portfolio of renewable energy projects
DP Energy, one of Ireland’s leading developers of renewable energy projects, has appointed Dr James Forde as its new Group Ecology and Environmental Manager. Headquartered in Buttevant in North Cork, DP Energy has over 30 years’ experience in developing, constructing…
The first of Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet of robotic service vessels takes to the water in Vietnam in May 2022
A new ‘robotic’ ship that could be the future of offshore support vessels is currently undergoing sea trials in Vietnam after launching to sea this past summer. The first of the Armada class of 78m service and survey vessels is…
Attending the launch of the NMCI Seafarers Conference 2023, which takes place on February 23rd in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, sponsored by the Simply Blue Group were Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD, (centre) with Capt. Brian Fitzgerald and Marie Gleeson of the Simply Blue Group
The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is to host its second annual seafarers’ conference on the theme of offshore wind and the fishing industry in Limerick next February. The hybrid event is sponsored by Simply Blue Group, the offshore…
Locations of the proposed Celtic Offshore Wind Project wind farms south of Ballycotton in East Cork
ESB will host a webinar on its proposed Celtic Offshore Wind Project from 7.30pm to 8.30pm this Thursday 8 December. And this will be followed by a series of public exhibitions on the plans in Youghal, Ballycotton and Cobh next…
From left: Deborah Coleman of SSE Renewables with Senator John McGahon, Cathaoirleach of Ardee Municipal District Cllr Paula Butterly and Martin Sweeney of SSE Renewables on Clogherhead beach at the launch of the wind park rebrand
SSE Renewables is rebranding its Braymore Wind Park project as Setanta Wind Park, following consultation with communities in in Louth, Meath and North Dublin. “The new name will better reflect the region in which the project is situated, while highlighting…
The proposed location of the Valentia Island Offshore Renewable Energy Array has been selected to have minimal impact on all key environmental, heritage, tourism, fishing and shipping contexts in the seas surrounding Valentia. The proposed site is more than 22 km off the West coast of Valentia in deep waters
A community-led renewable energy project on Kerry’s Valentia island which is seeking to build a floating offshore wind farm has applied for permission to conduct site investigations. The Valentia Island Energy Ltd Project states in its application that it recognises…