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24 June 2019 Environment, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

18 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based Colebrook Offshore has established a partnership with the Irish Grimes Offshore Services (GOS) to offer comprehensive marine, offshore and consultancy services for the offshore wind market in Ireland. Colebrook Offshore said it will offer support services to the renewable and offshore vessel markets, ranging from strategy and market approach to vessel contracting and operational support. The […]

7 January 2019 R&D

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.

24 December 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

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.

24 August 2018 R&D

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.

9 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures. 

18 April 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Independent renewable energy developer Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by taking over the development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind site in the Irish Sea from Gaelectric.

29 March 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ireland’s state owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has acquired a 12.5% stake in the 353MW Galloper offshore wind farm from Macquarie Capital.

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.

20 December 2017 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

The Irish Government has approved a foreshore lease to the Marine Institute for the installation of a quarter-scale renewable energy test facility that will also see floating wind testing. However, the approval came with a limit for only one floating wind device being tested at a time.

4 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Belgium-based offshore wind farm developer Parkwind has agreed an investment to become a strategic partner in the proposed 330MW Oriel offshore wind farm project in the North Irish Sea.

20 March 2017 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

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.

19 December 2016

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 […]

13 July 2016 Environment, Grid Connection, R&D

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, […]

21 June 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

25 May 2016

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 […]

15 December 2015 R&D

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 […]

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 […]

20 October 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D. announced Government funding of €3.5 million to three Irish marine energy firms for the development and testing of new ocean energy technologies. The announcement, made at the annual Ocean Energy Europe conference taking place in Dublin today, will see the three companies - Ocean Energy, […]

30 September 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

Since last year, Irish energy research projects have successfully secured €18m in EU funds for Ireland.  That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which today launched a joint publication with Enterprise Ireland entitled “Building on Ireland’s Energy Research Performance”.  The report showcases academic and industry exemplars leading and participating in EU […]

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 […]

30 June 2015

The conference programme for Ocean Energy Europe 2015 is taking shape with many of the sector’s big names preparing to participate in the event set to take place in Dublin, Ireland in October. Amongst those confirmed are: President of Ocean Energy Europe Rob Stevenson, Scottish Development International’s Head of Ocean Energy, Paul O’Brien, and Simon de Pietro, Managing Director […]

21 May 2015

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 […]

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 […]

4 February 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. has welcomed the announcement that the SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) successfully raised an additional €4.2 million in funding from EU research funds for marine energy activities. The announcement of the substantial EU funding was made to an audience of more […]