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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…
Kinsale gas fields, which were discovered in 1971, once supplied all the State’s natural gas. Above Afloat adds is the Alpha platform, one of two that form the offshore facility in the Celtic Sea off the Cork coast.
A multimillion euro contract to decommission one of the State’s largest gas fields was won to a division of the Stena Group which includes the large ferry operator.  The move comes after the Government earlier this year, as the Irish Times…
Dr Deirdre Garvey, Chair of the Western Development Commission, Tomás-Ó-Síocháin CEO of the Western Development Commission, Dr-Helen McHenry, WDC and author of the report, Minister for rural development, Heather Humphreys
Renewable sources in the west are already generating more energy than the region needs, even before offshore energy sources are developed, a new report states. Forecasts that connected renewable generation will “more than double” before 2030 mean there must be…
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Eamon Ryan T.D
​​The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Eamon Ryan T.D. today (20th July 2020), announced that Ireland has received State aid approval from the European Union to operate a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) out to 2025. Minister…
Floating Wind Technology a "Game Changer" for Ireland -Eirwind Blueprint Forecasts
Cork harbour could become central to Ireland’s development as an international centre for hydrogen energy technology, a new offshore wind blueprint by the Eirwind consortium forecasts. As The Irish Examiner reports today, Ireland could be exporting bulk hydrogen as part…
Offshore wind turbines used by Simply Blue Energy, which may be deployed off the Cork coast if a license is approved
An Irish renewable energy company is exploring the development of this island's first floating offshore wind farm close to the Kinsale gas field. Youghal company Simply Blue Energy is already involved with French giant Total in a project to build…
The wind farm on Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea: under the Government’s Climate Action Plan, 70% of Ireland’s electricity will be generated from renewable energy by 2030
Public consultation on developing a network of offshore wind farms to meet Ireland’s climate targets has been extended by three weeks. An original deadline of July 1st for the public’s views on how offshore wind energy should be modelled has…
The new government targets include increasing offshore wind energy from 3.5 gigawatts (GW) to five GW off the east and south coast by 2030
Plans for upscaling offshore renewable energy under the new Programme for Government will fail unless the State agencies receive more resources, an industry group has warned. The Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) has described as “revolutionary” the new targets, which…
Milford Haven a deep natural waterway in south Wales, Pembrokeshire is where Afloat adds Irish Ferries cruiseferry Isle of Innishmore from Rosslare, is seen heading to Pembroke Dock. It is there where a £60m Marine Energy project led by a private sector, with support from Pembrokeshire County Council is expected to generate more than 1,800 jobs in the next 15 years.
In south Wales's Pembrokeshire region, a £60 million marine energy project that will help tackle climate change while reviving the local economy in the wake of Covid-19 has been given the green light. The UK Government and Welsh Government have now…

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