Airborne wind energy takes flight in Mayo, Ireland

New test hub for Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) launched in Ireland, boosting development for a new class of renewables. The MegaAWE project partners are pleased to announce the inauguration of the new industry test hub for Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) in Bangor Erris, County Mayo. Test flights commenced in September 2023. MegaAWE, maturing utility-scale airborne […]

BlueWise Marine examined Ireland’s offshore wind health and safety guidelines

Commissioned by Wind Energy Ireland (WEI), our recent gap analysis of health and safety regulation for offshore wind energy development in Ireland revealed missing elements relevant to the aviation, maritime and electrical health and safety sectors, informing the ongoing advances in legislation and guidance. Ireland aims to install 7 GW of offshore wind power capacity […]

BlueWise Marine completed a scoping study of lobster hatcheries in Ireland for ESB.

The findings of the scoping study informed a roadmap for lobster hatchery development in Ireland and provided ESB with an insight into stock and ecological enhancement strategies to accompany the company’s future offshore renewable energy installations. Since its founding in 1927, ESB has been Ireland’s leading energy provider. Lobster hatcheries are usually established to raise […]

John Breslin appointed as vice-chair for the Fishing Working Group at WEI

“I’m delighted to take up the role as Vice Chair of the WEI Fishing Working Group. During the early part of my career, I worked closely with the fishing industry carrying out fisheries assessments and mapping sensitive biological habitats for stock assessment and conservation.  For the past 15 years I’ve worked within the offshore wind […]

Highlights from the 2021 Airborne Wind Energy Conference

Wind turbines are not the only technology available to harness wind power. Airborne Wind Energy (AWE), an emerging renewable energy concept, offers a light low-tech and easy-to-operate electricity generation, particularly suited to remote places on land and offshore. With support from the Interreg North-West Europe Regional Development Fund, BlueWise Marine is working together with Mayo […]