Making waves in offshore wind energy

The MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy is developing technology to make Irish seas a power house for renewable energy, writes Siobhán Maguire

Jimmy Murphy, manager of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility and head of the ORE Technology group within MaREI at UCC

Floating wind platforms, wave energy devices and tidal energy technology are just some of the innovative projects under way in the area of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE), at the MaREI centre.

The national centre is the marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. Much of its work is related to the deployment of technology in Irish water, with an emphasis on creating designs that can successfully ...