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Funds for Ireland's first floating demonstrator

An oil and gas contractor has designed a submersible platform to form the basis of Ireland's first floating wind demonstration project.

Parkwind and ESB partner on Irish offshore

Developer Parkwind and Irish utility ESB will work together to develop two wind farms off the northern east coast of Ireland and will take stakes in each other's projects.

Ireland 'missing out' on offshore wind benefits

IRELAND: Offshore wind is the only technology with the scale and deployment capability to help Ireland meet its future energy demand and EU renewable targets, according to a new report.

Ireland approves auction switch

IRELAND: The government has approved a new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), which will introduce power auctions from 2019 in a bid to reach the EU's new 2030 targets.

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.

Innogy forms JV with Irish developer for 600MW Dublin Array

IRELAND: Innogy has acquired a 50% stake in the proposed up-to 600MW Dublin Array offshore wind project in the Irish Sea.

Gaelectric and Ideol to partner on Irish floating projects

IRELAND: Irish developer Gaelectric and French platform specialist Ideol have signed a cooperation deal to develop a 30MW-plus project, with a view to expand into a "multi-gigawatt" portfolio

France and Ireland sign 700MW link deal

IRELAND/FRANCE: Transmission system operators RTE for France and EirGrid in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin initial design of a 700MW link between the two countries.

Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping at Dublin Bay

IRELAND: The Carbon Trust has started a three-month campaign to trial scanning lidars able to create 3D wind maps to test the technology's ability to deliver more accurate measurements for entire offshore sites and ultimately help cut the costs of offshore wind.

Lack of offshore could see Ireland miss targets

IRELAND: The Irish government's policy of exporting its offshore power abroad should change as it could result in the country missing its 2020 targets, the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland) has warned.