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10 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Scottish Government, acting on behalf of itself and its project partners the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland, is commissioning a Business Plan to inform and encourage potential future development of a sub-sea electricity network, which would specifically facilitate the […]

9 June 2014

The state-of-the-art, self-propelled jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan has left Falmouth port for a job in the Irish Sea. Seajacks Leviathan was in the port for minor repairs and mobilization of equipment. Recently, Seajacks Zaratan with Seajacks Leviathan wrapped up the construction of the Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The vessel was […]

5 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

SEA INSTALLER completed installation of the 108 WTGs at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. In addition to the 108 WTGs, SEA INSTALLER installed 30 foundations (MPs and TPs) prior to the WTG installation. The first turbine was installed 27 September 2013, and after a rough and windy winter at sea, the vessel installed 44 WTGs within […]

29 May 2014

RES Offshore will exhibit at Seawork 2014, on the Team Humber Marine Alliance stand (B83). RES Offshore is a provider of integrated development, engineering, construction and Administration, Operations, & Maintenance (AO&M) services for utility-scale offshore renewable energy projects. Its in-house expertise includes resource measurement and prediction, performance optimisation, environmental and consenting capabilities, front-end engineering design, equipment procurement, construction […]

24 April 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The inaugural meeting of the Irish Wave Energy Developers Association (IWEDA) took place on 18 April,2014 at NUI Maynooth. The organisation is made up of 11 Irish companies who are all developing different Ocean Energy Technologies. The association's aims are: To promote the establishment a viable Ocean Energy Industry in Ireland. To secure government and […]

14 February 2014

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland plans to develop a National Wave energy Test Site, which is proposed to be located off Annagh Head, west of Belmullet in County Mayo. The Purpose ofthe wave energy test site iat belmullet is to provide a location for the temporary mooring and deployment of wave energy machines so […]

27 January 2014 Wind Farm Update

On 19 January 2014, turbine number 112 was installed on Gwynt y Môr in the Irish Sea. This is the largest number of turbines ever installed on one single project by A2SEA. Prior to this, A2SEA installed 111 turbines on Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in 2013. Work continues and SEA JACK and SEA WORKER are […]

31 December 2013 Authorities

Ireland’s Minister for Natural Resources, Fergus O'Dowd, T.D. has pledged EUR 15 million for continuation of "the most valuable resource for marine research and development in Ireland and beyond”. This 5 year-scheme, which will cover 125,000 square kilometres of underwater territory, will benefit many sectors besides offshore renewable energy projects. Minister O'Dowd said: "I am […]

18 November 2013 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Irish Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, T.D. officially launched the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) SFI Research Centre on November 15 at University College Cork (UCC). The Centre will receive funding of €19million from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) with a further €10.5 million from 45 […]

23 October 2013

CWind hosted a delegation of 20 businesses from the south east region of Northern Ireland on Tuesday this week. The delegation, led by Energy Connections NI and hosted by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) was in the area this week to see first-hand how businesses here have taken advantage of the supply chain […]

11 October 2013

As West of Duddon Sands, one of the largest European wind farms, nears completion, global maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster, the appointed Transport & Installation (T&I) contractor, reflects on this vast project. The T&I contractor faced technical, operational and logistical challenges, particularly because the wind farm was developed at several locations at the same time. However, despite this the […]

9 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

SEA INSTALLER has finished installation of foundations at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. She is now mobilising for installation of WTGs. The mobilisation takes place in Vlissingen, Holland. Afterwards, she will continue with the installation of 108 WTGs. The work is being carried out by two of the world’s most advanced installation vessels: Swire […]

11 July 2013

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to attend a groundbreaking ceremony today in Cark harbour for the international centre for marine research, reports the Irish Times. Beaufort laboratory, which costs around €15 million, will house a national ocean energy test facility. Dr Tony Lewis of the University College Cork will manage this centre, which could have the […]

21 June 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

A detailed study into how an offshore electricity grid between Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland could be introduced has now been commissioned after being awarded European funding. The second part of the flagship Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) has now been given £1 million to examine how an offshore grid could be established by […]

12 June 2013

Today at the RenewableUK Offshore Wind exhibition in Manchester, A2SEA announced that the company had just installed turbine no. 1,000 in its 12 year history. Turbine no. 1,000 was installed by SEA JACK at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. ”It is a huge achievement for our company and we […]

6 May 2013 Authorities, R&D, Technology

Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE) announces that the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan T.D., has approved its application for a Foreshore License in respect of site investigation works between Freagh Point and Spanish Point, Co. Clare. This site was originally selected by CWE's 100% owned […]

3 May 2013 Environment

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power today announced its sponsorship of a rowing expedition attempting a world first through the infamous Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic this summer. Three experienced Irish adventurers and one Canadian are attempting to become the first ever people to cross the 3,000 km passage by human power […]

3 May 2013 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Sea Installer managed to complete the installation of its 14th wind turbine in Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, wind turbine A19, on 4 April at 03:30 in the morning before heading for one of DONG Energy's other offshore projects, West of Duddon Sands, in the Irish Sea. Even though Sea Installer is still at commissioning, it […]

30 April 2013 Wind Farm Update

Seacat Services, a leading offshore wind farm vessel transfer operator, has won several significant charter contracts for work taking place off the UK and German coasts. The contracts incorporate five separate offshore wind farm projects. During 2013 this will include; the 288MW Meerwind project, located 50 kilometres off the German coast, the 389MW West of […]

8 April 2013 Technology

It’s five years ago that SeaGen was deployed by the “Rambiz” crane barge in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough.  As it was a world-first, the event attracted global media interest and a large number of people made the visit to the Lough to see the deployment take place.  SeaGen’s installation was completed six weeks later, the […]

4 March 2013 Authorities, Grid Connection

The Co-Chairman of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Joe McHugh TD, has announced that the 46th plenary of the Assembly will take place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Co. Donegal on Monday, 4th March and Tuesday, 5th March, 2013. The theme of the plenary is Energy across Borders - Delivering the Economic Opportunities. Over the two […]

23 January 2013 Business & Finance

DCNS is going to increase its holding in OpenHydro to 59.7% of the capital through an acquisition of shares from the current shareholders and an increase in capital restricted to the Group. This investment is evidence of the confidence and commitment of DCNS to the development of OpenHydro. OpenHydro will retain its team and its […]

10 December 2012

On 7 December 2012, A2SEA’s new installation vessel, SEA INSTALLER, arrives in the port of Esbjerg, Denmark. Her journey began on 20 October 2012 as she departed from Qidong in China where she had spent the last 24 months under construction at COSCO shipyard. ”We are very proud of being able to welcome SEA INSTALLER and […]

8 October 2012 Authorities

Speaking in Brussels, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated that the plans to launch an integrated marine strategy, which will use the Irish vast offshore resources, are progressing well. Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte highlighted the potential the country has in renewable energy sources at the Energy Ireland Conference in May, when the Renewable Energy Strategy was […]

22 August 2012 Authorities

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister, Alex Attwood MLA, today visited, for the first time, the Siemens-owned SeaGen tidal energy turbine at Strangford Lough. Minister Attwood climbed aboard SeaGen and met members of the SeaGen project team, who explained how the technology operates and the work that has been carried out locally to develop this pioneering green […]

12 July 2012 R&D

The Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Centre (IMERC) and the US Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Research Center (NNMREC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on research collaboration on marine renewable energy. Governor Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington State, witnessed and signed the agreement with the IMERC Director, Dr. Valerie Cummins, and the NNMREC Director, […]