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Irish engineering consultancy company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has been awarded a contract to investigate sediment dynamic processes in the Irish Sea and their impact on planned offshore wind farm developments.
The jack-up vessel Bold Tern has returned to the Port of Esbjerg after completing an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) campaign in the Irish Sea, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said.
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has completed a sediment dynamics study in the Irish Sea, which included a two-year investigation of the geomorphology off the East coast of Ireland in order to quantify the impacts of sediment dynamics on upcoming offshore wind farm developments.
The Engie Fabricom and Iemants consortium has shipped the first of two offshore substations built for DONG Energy's 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea from the construction yard in Hoboken, Belgium.
At 20:25 (GMT) on 14 December, the final blade of the 32nd V164-8.0 MW turbine at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project to utilise what is currently the world’s most powerful wind turbine. A2SEA’s vessel Sea Installer was deployed to install the turbines […]
DONG Energy will have invested GBP 5.4 billion in developing offshore wind farms off the coast of North West England by 2019, a new report has revealed. The overall GBP 5.4 billion investment includes GBP 2.7 billion investment across the four currently operational wind farms – Barrow, Walney, Burbo Bank and West of Duddon Sands – and a […]
The North and Irish Sea hold great offshore wind potential, but its development is being hindered by a lack of collaboration in the region, according to a new study published by the European Commission. The best way to tap into this potential is for EU countries bordering these seas to work together, the "Study on regulatory matters […]
The Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) summarising the geological conditions of the Irish Sea, thus providing a valuable resource for the development of offshore infrastructure in the region. The study follows the Crown Estate’s publication of a wide range of data collected for the discontinued Celtic Array offshore wind […]
A manager of the UK seabed, the Crown Estate, has published a vast collection of new offshore data and information on its online Marine Data Exchange (MDE). This data, totalling over 11.5 terabytes (TB), has been gathered from a wide range of surveys and technical studies from the former Celtic Array offshore wind project off the coast […]
Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Dong Energy on its successful tender in the Isle of Man Offshore Wind Generation Leasing Round. Dong has been selected exclusively as the Isle of Man Government’s preferred partner in respect of the development of a 700MW offshore wind farm, which could power around 400,000 homes. This success […]
The first commercial offshore wind measurement campaign using floating LiDAR in European waters has kicked off in the Irish Sea. FLiDAR NV has deployed one of its innovative LiDAR buoys for DONG Energy in the southern East Irish Sea. DONG Energy, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, selected the FLiDAR equipment due to its high […]
Orsta Marina Systems Nederland BV announced it has been selected to provide the inshore berthing pontoon for renewable energy company Dong Energy at Barrow in Furness on the north west coast of England. The pontoon will form part of the onshore O&M facilities supporting the construction of 108No offshore wind turbines in the Irish Sea, […]
Development of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea has raised a myriad of concerns for the local residents, voiced during Celtic Array’s public consultation period, one of them being cutting off of ferry routes. Centrica and Dong Energy consortium, Celtic Array, launched a public consultation process in November, so as to receive feedback on […]
Working under a joint venture for NSW, Osiris Marine Services & Nordic Offshore Marine mobilised the DP1 barge the Atlantis with a full survey/diving/cable repair complimented by subcontractor Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation’s twin R2000 shallow water controlled flow excavation tool. The East West Interconnector Project (EWIP) involved the installation of two HVDC and a […]
Steam Packet Company has objected to proposals made by Celtic Array to build a 2.2GW Rhiannon offshore wind farm, while the Infrastructure Minister David Cretney wrote a letter to Centrica also concerned about a similar matter. The Isle of Man Today says that the Steam Packet Company objected to the proposal because it would cut […]
Centrica, a British company engaged in sourcing, generating, processing, trading and storing energy, is going to organize public meetings in order to discuss future windfarm in the Irish Sea, reports BBC. Centrica Plc was awarded the wind farm development rights for the Irish Sea zone in January 2010. The site lies outside Manx waters, about […]
Love it or loathe it, the wind could be worth a fortune to the Isle of Man. (manxradio) [mappress] Source: manxradio, December 02, 2011; Image: philgawne
Developing a new electricity grid under the Irish Sea connecting power sources on Scottish, Northern Ireland and Republic... [mappress] (mediacontact) Source: mediacontact, November 24, 2011; Image: dcenr
The chief executive of the Steam Packet says the growing number of wind farms in the Irish Sea is a cause for concern for the company... (manxradio) [mappress] Source: manxradio, September 19, 2011
A planned undersea electricity cable could disturb more than a million tons of unexploded bombs, chemical and biological weapons,... By Ted Purlain (bioprepwatch) [mappress] Source: bioprepwatch, May 10, 2011;
Australian renewables developer Carnegie Wave Energy has agreed a deal with the Irish Government to explore potential sites for marine... (build) [mappress] Source: build, January 14, 2011
The European Commission has appointed Ecofys and RPS to prepare a Baseline Environmental Assessment for a meshed grid in the Irish and North Seas. The results may be used to inform any future plans for renewable energy generation, energy storage, power cables and associated equipment in the North and Irish Seas. Focussing on Belgium, Denmark, Germany, […]
THE EUROPEAN Commission has appointed leading Irish ocean energy researchers to co-ordinate a €9 million test programme aimed at... By Lorna Siggins (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, December 05, 2011; Image: umsl
The Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland is getting ready for the start of site surveys after having secured a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The investigation works are scheduled to commence in August at the site off the coast of Dundalk in dialogue with the stakeholders and the local […]
A series of ecological surveys are set to be carried out at the site of the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the surveys will be conducted between June this year and May 2020 off the Dublin and Wicklow coast to provide data on seabirds and […]