ATU and Killybegs Marine Cluster host a unique delegation of newly formed cross-Government Offshore Wind Delivery Taskforce

[Source: Killybegs Marine Cluster]

Yesterday, Tuesday April 9th 2024, a number of key personnel from Government Departments and Agencies involved in the development of Offshore Wind in Ireland were invited by the Killybegs Marine Cluster to visit the port and associated marine industry capability on the morning of April 9th.

The delegation met with ATU, the Killybegs Marine Cluster and local marine engineering companies Mooney Boats and MMG Ocean. They also visited the MFV Veronica, a state of the art fishing vessel with a hybrid propulsion system. The vessel is equipped with a range of technology manufactured and installed by local marine engineering companies.

This visit included delegates from 

  • Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS)
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE)
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC)

In addition, ATU and the Killybegs Marine Cluster were also accompanied by their trusted partners Donegal County Council and Enterprise Ireland. This delegation are part of the newly-formed cross-Government Offshore Wind Delivery Taskforce. 

During their visit a number of Killybegs Marine Cluster members were showcased, including Atlantic Dawn Group, MMG Ocean and Mooney Boats Ltd, where they had the opportunity to discuss collaborative opportunities, consensus between commercial fishing and ORE, co-existance, transferrable skills, enabling infrastructure, supply chain, and innovative product solutions for the global ORE market.