The North Irish Sea
Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea
and will commence with the development of a 15 MW demonstration project entailing an investment of 80million in a new research and development hub for offshore wind energy.
The ferry operator's Irish Sea
travel chief Orla Noonan said: "We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of people on board all of our Irish Sea
routes over Christmas.
The company hopes to be able to find the necessary reductions in the cost of operating its vessels on the Irish Sea
by working together with the trade union officials and representatives.
3 on the Richter scale - happened in the Irish Sea
Last year the company invested heavily in its Irish Sea
business with the pounds 45m acquisition of the Belfast to Liverpool/Heysham route from DFDS and a pounds 200m investment in establishing a new port with two new Superfast vessels on its Belfast to Cairnryan service in addition to ship upgrade programmes in its Dublin/Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead and its Rosslare to Fishguard services.
From January to March 2012, compared with the same period last year, the company has achieved year on year volume increases of 15%, 13% and 106% respectively across its three key sectors of passenger, car and freight business In 2011 Stena Line invested heavily in its Irish Sea
business with the pounds 45m acquisition of the Belfast to Liverpool/Heysham route from DFDS (July 2011) and a pounds 200m investment in establishing a new port with two new Superfast vessels on its Belfast to Cairnryan service in addition to ship upgrade programmes in its Dublin/Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead and its Rosslare to Fishguard services.
Mike Astell, Centrica Energy's regional director for the East Irish Sea
, said: "Our East Irish Sea
operations play a vital role in securing the UK's energy supply.
The company said Newcastle's proximity to its base for Irish Sea
operations makes commuting a feasible option for those not wanting to relocate.
Gale-force winds battered the Irish Sea
during the early hours of the morning and the Coastguard believe this could have been what caused the incident.
The ferry company carries over two million passengers on its Irish Sea
ferry routes each year, more than its rival ferry operators combined.
Stena Line's Communication Manager Eamonn Hewitt said: "We look forward to welcoming the HSS Stena Explorer back on the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire route which will provide customers with even more reason to cross the Irish Sea
during the summer months.
SEA cadets from Huddersfield spent a week learning navigation and seamanship on board a boat in the Irish Sea
Recent changes in the character of research on the Irish Sea
have shifted the focus from emphasis on cultural homogeneity and the existence of prehistoric contact via sea routes, toward approaches that consider the parallel but different cultural changes taking place in a series of regions in the Irish Sea
POLLUTANTS from fertiliser and sewage is turning the Irish Sea
into a "dead zone".
As well as a total ban on fishing for North Sea cod, the independent International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommends a similar ban on cod fishing in the Irish Sea
and off the west coast of Scotland until stocks have recovered.