News & Events Archive 2023
With a sea area seven times the size of our land area, Ireland has immense potential for wind, wave and tidal energy that can aid in delivery of our long-term climate goals. The Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II (OREDP II) is a significant step towards harnessing this potential for the benefit of all. Significant challenges must first be overcome, including the climactic and oceanographic conditions particularly off the west coast, the commercial readiness of renewable technologies, and our knowledge of the marine environment.
The Rosslare-Zeebrugge route was established last summer when Finnlines put its MS Finnwave ship to work for freight customers and the company has announced that it's adding a second roll on-roll off vessel to the service.
According to the port and the shipping company, the expansion is being put in place to meet the "increased capacity and frequency demand from customers".
The ESB and the Port of Cork Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to work together to progress plans for Ireland’s offshore wind and green hydrogen development.
The Port of Cork's masterplan outlines proposals to develop the necessary infrastructure to facilitate and support the offshore renewable-energy and green-hydrogen sectors.