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The project on the Codling Bank in the Irish Sea is about 13 km off the east coast, close to Wicklow
The Codling Wind Park has submitted its application for a maritime area consent (MAC) as part of the Government’s streamlined procedure for marine planning. The renewable energy project on the Codling Bank in the Irish Sea is about 13 km…
DP1 Ondine Jule
Following survey works earlier this year, Lir Offshore Array will be completing geophysical survey works in the Irish Sea off counties Louth, Meath and Dublin as part of a scientific data-gathering exercise over the next six weeks. Survey company Ondine…
Ireland is being represented at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan
The Fair Seas campaign has welcomed Ireland’s contribution of almost 10 million euro to address ocean challenges faced by developing countries, including small island developing states. The funding was confirmed earlier this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney…
Simply Blue Group, a leading Irish Blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, wave energy and low-impact aquaculture, has announced its second offshore wind project for Northern Ireland. The ‘Olympic Offshore Wind’ project is a sister project to ‘Nomadic Offshore…
EGS Ventus
EGS International Ltd is undertaking a geophysical survey campaign for a proposed offshore wind farm and associated export cable corridor centred around Sceirde Rocks, off the west coast of Ireland near Galway. The survey was set to commence last week…
Feasibility study to examine if Fenit Harbour be used as a hub for offshore wind energy projects
Calls have been made for Kerry County Council to carry out a feasibility study to examine whether Fenit Harbour could be used as a hub for offshore wind energy projects. The deep water port has previously been used as a…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, announced (Friday, 3 June) the Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme is officially open for applications for grant funding to enable coastal communities to restructure, reconfigure, retrain, and diversify post-Brexit. An initiative…
Wind turbines at Arklow Bank
Planning permission has been granted for the onshore infrastructure required for the second phase of the Arklow Bank Wind Park, according to the Business Post (subscription required). SSE Renewables’ proposed €2.5 billion offshore wind project is earmarked for a site…
Codling Wind Park
Codling Wind Park Limited intends to undertake a new geotechnical survey off the coast of Dublin, following last year’s site investigations, as part of the consenting process for the Codling Wind Park project. Operations will commence, at the earliest, from…
The 500km Celtic Interconnector will be the first direct power link between Ireland and France
Planning permission has been granted for the East Cork landfall segment of the €1bn Celtic Interconnector power link between Ireland and France, according to RTÉ News. The 500km subsea cable, a joint project of EirGrid and France’s Réseau de Transport d’Electricité,…
Master mariner Capt Robert McCabe
Master mariner Capt Robert McCabe has been appointed to chair the Government’s first seafood/offshore renewable energy working group. The two-year appointment was confirmed by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien. Delays in establishing the working group had…
Norsepower is supporting Danish based ferry operator Scandlines in its goal of being emission-free with the installation of a RotorSail on the hybrid ferry M/V Berlin. Above installation of the rotor sail on sister MV Copenhagen which took place in 2020.
In the German port of Rostock, Norsepower has completed the second installation onboard a Scanlines ferry, the M/V Berlin which was carried out in just a few hours. The installation follows a successful use of a Norsepower Rotor Sail on…
The specialist survey vessel Neptune
A geotechnical survey will shortly be undertaken in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast to provide site investigation information to facilitate the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. The survey work is anticipated to start at the end…
The Fugro Mercator
The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm project is to undertake a geophysical survey campaign on the proposed array area off the coast of North Co Dublin, Meath and Louth. It follows the benthic survey campaign completed earlier…
Baltic Explorer
Alpha Marine will undertake a geophysical survey campaign in relation to the Clogherhead Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Co Louth from next Thursday 25 May to Wednesday 27 July. The survey will be conducted by the Baltic Explorer…
Rosslare Europort - The masterplan for the port includes digitalisation of systems and operations, provision of new freight and passenger facilities, storage, export and import facilities, and a berth extension
Rosslare Europort has announced a 200 million euro investment plan to establish an offshore renewable energy (ORE) hub with potential creation of 2,000 jobs. A total of 350 million euro will be invested with implementation of a Rosslare Europort masterplan,…

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