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Norwegian oil industry union official Stein Bredal who died earlier this month at the age of 71
Tributes have been paid in Ireland to the Norwegian oil industry union official Stein Bredal who died earlier this month at the age of 71. Bredal, who was a safety representative, shop steward and board member of Statoil – now…
Larne Lough in Co Antrim
Northern Ireland campaigners are mounting a legal challenge over a Stormont minister’s approval for a gas storage project in Islandmagee near a key Game of Thrones filming location, according to BelfastLive. InfraStrata’s long-gestating plans to carve salt caves for gas…
Killybegs Bulk Handling is specifically targeted at supporting the import and storage of wind turbines for onshore sites
While Killybegs harbour is synonymous with the fisheries sector a new video released by Ronan Renewables shows just how the County Donegal port is increasingly catering to the renewable energy sector. While home to a large portion of the Irish fishing fleet…
Artist’s impression of a strategic hub for the offshore wind industry at Ros an Mhíl in Connemara
The Department of Transport has published a Policy Statement setting out the strategy for commercial ports to facilitate offshore renewable energy activity in the seas around Ireland. The document will also assist Ireland’s commercial TEN-T ports in applying for EU…
An aerial view of Solent Gateway post-development with wind turbines. The south coast of England port says the UK will remain the anchor market for offshore wind
Solent Gateway, the UK’s 'fastest-growing port', is offering a unique opportunity for the renewables sector with its designated Freeport status complemented with sea, road and rail access, opening substantial growth opportunities in the region. The Sector Deal between the offshore…
The new Maritime Area Planning Legislation will play a significant role in the Government’s response to climate change and to reaching the renewable energy goals set forth in the Climate Action Plan
The Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021 has passed through all stages of the Oireachtas in what has been described as the most extensive reform of marine governance since the foundation of the State. The Bill establishes in law a new…
The 30m anti-slip pontoon at Montrose Port will service crew transfer vessels for the Seagreen wind farm project
An Irish company has installed a new pontoon for the servicing of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, as Marine Industry News reports. Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, which is headquartered in Banagher in Co Offaly, was contracted to provide for…
The Corrib gas project off the coast of Couty Mayo
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has agreed to sell its stake in the Corrib offshore gas project in Ireland to the field’s existing operator, Vermilion Energy. The deal, which is subject to approval by partners, governments and regulatory bodies,…
Gordon Shearer, Commercial Manager Offshore Wind, Shell, Val Cummins, Managing Director Simply Blue Group and Hugh Kelly, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Director, Simply Blue Group, at Loop Head lighthouse on the West Coast of Ireland for the official announcement of Simply Blue Group's JV Partnership with Shell on the Western Star floating wind project
Shell has signed an agreement with Irish leading blue economy developer Simply Blue Group to acquire a 51% share of their Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. This follows…
European energy giants to invest estimated €15m in Wicklow Port in a move that will create 115 jobs connected to the offshore Codling Wind Park. Above AFLOAT adds the republic's most easterly located port specilises in imported timber products among them round timber (logs) but also trades in recycled metals. Above AFLOAT also adds the scene above of rare call by an Arklow Shipping cargoship involving an R class short-sea trader alongside Packet Quay, the port's commercial berth.
The biggest wind farm in Ireland could begin generating electricity by 2027 but its developers warn that the planning process must be accelerated to ensure the Republic meets climate targets. European energy giants EDF and Fred Olsen are jointly investing…
The French cable-laying ship Ile d'Aix is berthed in Cork Harbour
After a transatlantic voyage of 12 days originating from the Canadian port of Halifax, the French cable-laying ship Ile d'Aix is berthed in Cork Harbour. The 150-metre ship can load 3,500 tons of cable and carry 90 people.  The ship is…
COP26: Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland could join the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) 'in the not too distant future'. If Scotland does join the coalition, it would be the first nation to do so that heavily relies on oil and gas for its energy mix. As AFLOAT reported yesterday, Ireland became a new member of BOGA to phase Out Oil & Gas Production. Above Afloat adds the First Minister with the backdrop of the Clydeside built tallship Glenlee at the Riverside Museum located downriver of the nearby waterfront venues hosting COP26 Conference held in Glasgow which officially ends today, though it is expected to continue into the weekend.
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the Scottish Government is “considering joining” an alliance of nations committed to ending drilling for oil and gas “in the not too distant future”. But the First Minister has faced criticism after…
Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan confirmed Ireland’s support for the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA)
Ireland has joined a new alliance of governments that aims to phase to out oil and gas production in line with the existing Paris agreement on climate change. Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan confirmed Ireland’s support for…
Investment needs to be made urgently in areas such as decarbonising the electricity system with renewables like offshore winds, according to the Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council
According to the Climate Change Advisory Council, investment needs to be made urgently in areas such as decarbonising the electricity system with renewables like offshore winds. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, the chair of the Council Marie Donnelly said it…
Two Irish environmental coalitions are calling on the Government to ensure the necessary Dáil Committee time is given to debating the new Maritime Area Planning Bill. The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) and the Environmental Pillar say that Ireland is “marching…
Taoiseach Micheal Martin joins John Wallace, Green Rebel CEO and Chris Franks, Senior Master of the Roman Rebel on board the Roman Rebel for the announcement that Green Rebel is to create 50 jobs over the next year
Green Rebel has announced plans to create 50 jobs over the next 12 months.  Green Rebel is an Irish owned business established to service the current and future needs of offshore wind farms. The new positions will include survey vessel…
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