The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Marine Institute (MI) have launched a new supply chain database for Ireland’s marine energy industry under the Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP).
The database has expanded upon previously existing information from the SEAI website to include a wider variety of businesses and organisations available throughout the country in a larger supply chain for the emerging marine renewable energy industry, according to SEAI.
The aim of the database is to encourage Irish and international collaboration, promote indigenous enterprise, and communicate the message that ‘Ireland is Open for Business’.
SEAI also informed that the work will be ongoing to continually update and improve the supply chain database.
The OREDP was published by Ireland’s Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) in 2014 and provides the policy framework for the exploitation of wave, tidal and offshore wind and renewable energy resources in Ireland’s marine territory.