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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…
Ocean Winds and Bord na Móna today launched a major new offshore wind partnership at an event with Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Ocean Winds and Bord na Móna has launched a major new offshore wind partnership at an event with Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Dublin. The partnership brings together leading international offshore wind energy expert…
Offshore wind farms will be affected by a new EU council regulation to ensure "windfall gains" from the energy sector. The Government says it has decided to place a cap on all market revenues of non-gas electricity generators, whereby excess…
Carien Droppers  - The Dutch shipping expert warns Ireland should take into account navigational hazards posed by offshore wind farms in marine planning
Dutch shipping expert Carien Droppers has warned that Ireland should take into account navigational hazards posed by offshore wind farms in marine planning. Droppers, who spoke at last week’s “Navigating to 2050” conference hosted by Irish Lights in Dublin Castle,…
Yvonne Cronin, community and stakeholder manager with DP Energy and Clean Coasts Ballynamona founder Proinsias Ó Tuama at the launch of the new sponsorship deal
Volunteer coastal cleaners in East Cork have gained the support of the joint venture behind a new proposed offshore wind farm project to boost their efforts in tackling the scourge of marine litter on the Irish coast. As the Irish…
The Kincardine offshore wind turbine installation
Simply Blue Group has announced further financial backing of €25 million from funds managed by Octopus Energy’s generation arm. An additional €2.5 million has also been raised from other investors bringing the total investment to €27.5 million. Simply Blue Group,…
The first offshore wind auction is expected to provide a route to market for up to 2.5GW of offshore renewable energy to the Irish grid, which is “enough to power 2.5 million Irish homes with clean electricity”, according to Minister Eamon Ryan
Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan has described Government approval of terms and conditions for the first offshore wind auction as “another massive step forward” towards Ireland’s future as an “international green energy hub”. ORESS 1, the first auction for offshore…
Committed to a sustainable future - Annalise Murphy was part of the Turn the Tide against Plastic team in the Volvo Ocean Race
Ireland's Olympic sailing medalist Annalise Murphy is plotting a course for a career in sustainability and in one of her first assignments, the Rio star has been unveiled as the keynote speaker at Chorus, Ireland’s first-ever Women in Green Hydrogen network…
MPV Skua
Techworks Marine is deploying three surface buoys with single-point moorings for a metocean survey campaign at the site of the proposed Clogherhead Offshore Wind Farm. It follows a geophysical survey campaign conducted by Alpha Marine this past summer, as previously…
The geotechnical vessel Fugro Synergy
The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has rescheduled a previously planned geotechnical site investigation campaign on the proposed offshore wind farm area off the coast of north Co Dublin, Meath and Louth. This campaign will involve the deployment of seabed borehole drilling and…
While there is general agreement, it seems – and public support about the future importance of wind energy all may not be going smoothly in getting agreement between the various interests, including fishing
The “Spatial Squeeze” is a term you can expect to hear quite a lot about in the immediate future. It’s all to do with the increasing competition for space in the offshore sector. Wind energy developers require space for wind-generating…
The report compiled by Dublin Offshore Consultants and Bigger Economics says that offshore wind could generate up to €400 million in gross value add (GVA) annually by 2037
Offshore wind could support upwards of 5,000 jobs by 2037, a new report published on the Western Development Commission (WDC) website says. The report says that offshore wind could generate up to €400 million in gross value add (GVA) annually…
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Irish Lights is hosting Navigating To 2050 – A safe and sustainable maritime future, a two-day hybrid conference bringing together key national and international leaders to debate a safe and sustainable route to 2050.  The event will be held in…
Xocean’s X-09 remotely piloted survey vessel
Trial operations of remotely piloted uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) are planned to take place in the Dundalk Bay area from this week until mid November. Subject to weather and operational constraints, the operations will run for a period of four…
Met Éireann extended its Status Orange weather warning from Wexford to Louth as the thunderstorm rolled along the East Coast
A wind turbine off the coast of Co Wicklow is believed to have been struck by lightning amid an intense thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon (19 October). Smoke was spotted billowing from the 3.6MW turbine in the Arklow Bank Wind Park…
ESB has recently launched a Virtual Consultation Room for the proposed Moneypoint Offshore Wind Project, situated off the coasts of South Clare and North Kerry. The room will provide viewers with up-to-date information on the project and offers an opportunity for viewers to ask questions or provide feedback, and will be open until mid-November 2022
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of this generation. Its impact is evident in increasingly extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels, water shortages and disruption to biodiversity and ecosystems. Offshore wind-generated electricity has a transformative role to play…

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