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Simply Blue Group, a leading blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, wave energy and low-impact aquaculture has expanded its team and opened a new office in Dublin.  The new office will cater for the recent growth in staffing levels which has seen the company recruiting professional expertise in engineering, project management, finance, and communications.

Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Simply Blue Group has a pipeline of over 9 GW of floating offshore wind projects, primarily in the waters off Ireland and the British Isles. The recent team expansion highlights an increase in project activity as momentum builds in the Irish and global renewable energy sector.

At Irish Skipper Expo 2022, Simply Blue will be highlighting that offshore wind developments will offer many opportunities for additional or alternative options to jobs from the sea and socio-economic benefits for our coastal communities. Key points include:

  • The offshore renewables sector will work with fishing and coastal communities to ensure that fishers can keep fishing and co-existence is enabled.
  • Floating offshore wind farms can provide high levels of protection for habitats and species.
  • The training, education, and qualifications of mariners in Ireland will undergo a transformation to meet a much-broadened skillsets requirement for a low-carbon economy.

Simply Blue Group has two floating offshore wind projects in Ireland – the Emerald Offshore Wind Project off the Cork coast and the Western Star project off the West Coast of Ireland. Both projects are in a joint venture partnership with Shell New Energies.