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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 Ireland-based Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has won a contract by PGE Energia Odnawialna to provide geotechnical consultancy for the Baltica II and III offshore wind projects in Poland. GDG’s scope of work includes the analysis of geophysical data, management of the survey campaigns, integrating geotechnical and geophysical data, and developing a ground model for use in […]
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.
The MaRINET2 project has launched the second call for applications for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy developers who want to test their technology.
Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered a great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this year’s event.
On 10 April, the MaRINET2 project launched a call for applications for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy technology developers who want to test their technology.
A new European project – H2020 marinerg-i – aimed at developing an integrated infrastructure to facilitate future growth and development in the offshore renewable energy sector, was launched in Brussels on 15 March.
University College Cork has announced a EUR 10.5 million in the second phase of EU funding for the transnational MaRINET2 initiative. The project, co-ordinated by MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, at University College Cork, aims to help the industry accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up […]
Performance of LEANWIND’s scaled version of a floating wind turbine has been demonstrated in the wave tank of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility. With more than 50 experts in offshore wind energy from across Europe gathered in Cork at the end of the last month to discuss the findings of the €10 million LEANWIND project, […]
Aberdeen company Forum Energy Technologies and Paris-based iXBlue have won contracts from the University of Limerick for the delivery of marine remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems for subsea applications in offshore wind or similar infrastructure. The total value of awarded contracts is EUR 2,083,947. The university invited tenders for the delivery of marine ROV systems in May […]
The University of Limerick has invited tenders for the provision of marine ROV systems suitable for inspection and intervention on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) infrastructure, with good thrust to drag ratio developed for subsea, offshore wind or similar applications. The marine ROV system will be housed at Limerick Docks where ROV systems experimentation, testing and demonstration will be carried out. For offshore […]
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, TD, launched The Entrepreneur Ship yesterday, a new centre that seeks to optimise the well documented opportunities of the blue economy for Ireland, and accelerate job creation in this sector. Speaking at the opening of The Entrepreneur Ship, Minister Simon Coveney, TD said: “The government has ambitious […]
A new financial modelling and analytics software tool for the renewable energy sector was licensed this week by University College Cork to spin out company, Exceedence Ltd. The company, founded and led by Dr. Ray Alcorn, will now bring to market the Exceedence FINANCE solution developed by software engineers, financial analysts, industry specialists and researchers […]
Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights, the final piece of equipment has been deployed to give researchers and ocean energy developers unique insight into the Galway bay marine environment. The Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory will enable the use of cameras, […]
SmartBay Ltd has published a video to provide a snap shot of the installation of a subsea power and data cable at the Galway Bay Cabled Ocean Energy Testbed & Observatory. Featuring interviews with representatives from marine science organisations, the video highlights the significance of the SFI funded cable to Ireland’s marine infrastructure. The Marine Institute […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind […]
Marine Renewable Energy Ireland’s (MaREI) new headquarters at University College Cork’s (UCC) Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, will officially open on the 11th July 2015, representing an investment of €15.2 million from the Irish State and private investment. The building covers some 4700m2 across five floors, and has provision for 135 researchers and support […]
A subsea cable laid from the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Bay this week marks a major milestone in the development of Ireland’s national marine research and development infrastructure. The four kilometre cable, and a frame to which sensors and monitoring equipment will be attached is part of the development of an ocean observatory in […]
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 […]
Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as €9 billion by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White. Speaking at the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Industry Day, in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Minister White also said his department’s support for research and […]
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 […]