OPIN | Peter Coyle Chairman Marine Renewables Industry Association

OPIN | Peter Coyle Chairman Marine Renewables Industry Association


The island of Ireland has enormous offshore wave, and in the case of Northern Ireland, tidal resources. Scotland has got both wave and tidal resources. All three jurisdictions know that they can exploit those resources, but probably need to work together to do so because the scale is so enormous. So OPIN is all about the three jurisdictions coming together, working on events and learning exercises and so forth, that will help companies grow faster than otherwise might be the case, and we need to do that because we have this huge resource that’s there now, its been there since time began and will be there until time ends. We have very small companies operating in this space, generally speaking there are some exceptions and we have enormous potential, we have enormous potential to make the island of Ireland, and indeed Scotland the supply hub for the world in the whole area of wave and tidal, and to be major generators of electricity, not just for our own requirements but also to export through interconnectors elsewhere in the world, so ocean energy and the reasons why we’re excited and we’re working on OPIN is one of the great keys to the future of the economy and of job creation in the Republic, in Northern Ireland and in Scotland.

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