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#NewCentre – The Examiner writes that over the weekend, a maritime facility which will power the 'blue economy" was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
The 4,700m sq, five-storey Beaufort Building with wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices provides Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research.
Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind Scale creator, Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, the Beaufort building will house the headquarters of the multi-institutional home to Science Foundation Ireland's Marine Renewable Energy Ireland and the LIR National Ocean Test Facility.
For more on this new facility located in lower Cork Harbour, the newspaper has a report here.