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  • 25 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE has begun assessing the Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for a future onshore service base for the proposed Arklow Bank Wind Park project in Ireland. Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) are assessing the suitability of Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour for an O&M base, with the study set to be completed in the […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Metocean devices will be deployed in the Irish Sea in late July or early August to collect data on waves and currents at the site of the proposed Arklow Bank offshore wind project. Four separate devices will be deployed off the East Coast of County Wicklow, Ireland, using either the AMS Retriever or Husky, a […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Fugro is set to replace the meteorological mast at the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland with a LiDAR as part of maintenance work. Fugro will use the jack-up barge Aran 250 to conduct the work on the northern end of the project between 23 and 30 September, subject to weather conditions. Offshore works include removing the 30m […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Hydrographic and geophysical surveys on the proposed 520MW Arklow Bank wind farm in the Irish Sea are scheduled to start in June. The start of the surveys off the Ireland’s Wicklow coast is weather dependent. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019, a marine notice said. The […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    SSE has re-issued a contract notice for offshore and nearshore geotechnical survey works at the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

  • 8 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    SSE Renewables has selected Arklow Harbour as the preferred location for the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the second phase of the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm. The developer has been assessing the Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for the project’s O&M base since early 2019. The Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables Offshore Limited has issued a contract notice for the provision of geotechnical surveys works at Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea. The offshore and nearshore geotechnical surveys will be carried out off the coast of county Wicklow, Ireland, to gather sufficient geotechnical data to support the preliminary design, and in part the detailed design, […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Arklow Marine Services have recently been awarded a painting,  on the seven offshore wind turbines on Arklow Bank. Arklow Marine Services is Ireland’s leading aluminium and steel  boat builder. The company provides creation of a new vessel or the refurbishing of an existing boat. The company also works on maintenance and repairs on 3.6 MW […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip Marine will commence geotechnical survey at the Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 site in the Irish Sea in late August or early September, according to a Notice to Mariners from Ireland’s Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The company will use its vessel Geoquip Saentis to carry out the survey work, which will be […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ireland needs to install 1 GW of offshore wind energy capacity by 2025 if it is to meet the new Irish government’s target of 5GW of installed offshore wind by 2030, SSE Renewables said. Paul Cooley, Director of Capital Projects at SSE Renewables, told the Energy Ireland ‘Offshore Energy Conference’ that the new Coalition Government’s […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Partrac, MetOceanWorks and Cooper Marine Advisors are carrying out a detailed assessment of the geomorphology of SSE Renewables’ Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 offshore wind project. The consortium partners are currently in the second stage of their project, following the completion of the first round of work at the end of 2019. Last year, […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables Ireland Ltd has opened a tender seeking a company to provide a floating lidar system for the 520MW Arklow Bank offshore wind project. The contracted company will be in charge of supplying the floating lidar system equipment and collection, as well as providing wind resource assessment data. The level of system maturity for […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has issued a contract notice seeking providers of geotechnical and geophysical services offshore the UK and Ireland. The offshore wind developer intends to sign a number of framework agreements that cover a range of geotechnical and geophysical services. The overall value of the framework agreements is EUR 78 million. The framework agreements will […]

  • 10 January 2012

    The wind turbine installation vessel Sea Energy leaves Wicklow Bay after completing the work at Airtricity’s Arklow Bank Wind Farm, reports Afloat. The work was carried out on seven wind turbines. SEA ENERGY has been providing the offshore wind market with installation and component replacement services since 2002. This vessel is the semi jacked type […]

  • 21 June 2019

    SSE Renewables has appointed ABPmer to deliver the preliminary site condition report for the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland. ABPmer will also manage the associated metocean survey which will be used in conjunction with new numerical modeling to refine the preliminary results and inform a final site condition report. According to SSE, the […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    Offshore wind is an efficient and realistic way for Ireland to take the big strides the country needs to hit its renewable energy targets and avoid EU fines for failing to do so, said Managing Director of SSE Ireland, Stephen Wheeler.

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop an offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a 15 […]

  • 19 May 2015

    Renewable energy use in Ireland increased by 10% in 2014, while consumption of fossil fuels fell 1.2%. That is according to provisional energy data for 2014 published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) yesterday. The data also shows that primary energy use fell as the economy grew, continuing the process of decoupling, meaning […]

  • 25 July 2018

    SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design “may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward.”

  • 4 December 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    At Arklow Bank offshore wind farm, located on a shallow water sandbank in the Irish Sea, Fugro carried out maintenance that required the removal of wind turbine rotors and access to the hub. It was not possible to remove the blades individually so the entire rotors, each weighing 90 tonnes and with a diameter of […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Vessels

    A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel SEA POWER has been sold to Karpowership Americas Company, A2SEA informed on 12 April.

  • 13 November 2015

    The carbon content of electricity generation in Ireland fell to a record low last year, half the level it was in 1990, according to figures published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Renewable electricity helped Ireland avoid 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014, and is now one of the single biggest […]

  • 18 November 2015

    Eize de Vries has spoken to Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO of GE’s offshore wind unit, at the EWEA 2015 event in Paris, where the company introduced its new Renewable Energy business, following the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses. GE Offshore Wind’s brand new nacelle factory in St Nazaire is currently manufacturing five Haliade 150-6MW turbines for the US […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the Irish government and political system to support the development of offshore wind. According to Connolly, Ireland’s Climate Action Plan sets out the vision and actions on how offshore wind can be developed, but a sense of urgency is also necessary, from both […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Scottish utility SSE plc is taking full ownership of the 1.5GW Seagreen offshore wind projects under development by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, in which it currently has a 50% share.

  • 24 August 2015

     North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]