Cork touted as energy support hubNews // June 22, 2015
Cork Harbour is being proposed as a support hub for the anticipated rise in Irish-based exploration and production activity, according to the Irish Examiner newspaper.
According to the newspaper, Donal Kissane of industry cluster group 'Energy Cork' told delegates at last week’s Energy Ireland annual conference in Dublin that Cork Harbour is the “optimum location” for logistics support for anticipated work set to result from this year’s Atlantic Margin licensing round.
Mr Kissane said Cork can be a focal point for Ireland’s energy sector and such an initiative need not be restricted to oil and gas, but could also work for the offshore wind generation sector, which has similar support requirements, and the solar energy sector.
Local area plans have already recognised such a vision for Cork Harbour, with 388 hectares already having been zoned for energy-related activities.