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Drogheda Port Will Play Key Role in Ireland's Energy Transition

Drogheda Port welcomed MEP Colm Markey recently to discuss the ports development plans and Masterplan. During his visit he said he believed that Drogheda Port Company will play a key role in Ireland’s energy transition in the coming years.

Markey said proposals for Drogheda and Bremore will drive economic activity in the north east and help meet our climate targets. 

«I was delighted to be updated on the ambitious plans for Drogheda and Bremore which will create thousands of much needed jobs, help decarbonize the transport sector and produce alternative energy sources.  By supporting offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea and producing green hydrogen, Drogheda Port Company will be front and centre of Ireland’s green transition».
MEP Colm Markey

However, Markey – who sits on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee – warned that large infrastructural projects of this nature can’t afford to be hit by unnecessary delays. He is currently the lead negotiator on an “opinion” in the Transport Committee which seeks to address needless delays in the roll out of major projects.  Some of the issues highlighted include the need for early consultation to avoid costly delays in the planning and construction phases, addressing public concerns to mitigate the basis for serial or spurious objections and more streamlined regulatory and permit granting procedures.

He added;
It’s crucial that major sustainable infrastructure projects like this don’t get bogged down in red tape and “nimbyism”. Reducing emissions by 52% by 2030 is challenging but will be next to impossible if we don’t address these issues alongside blockages in the planning system.

Further information can be obtained from;
Nessa Lally, Drogheda Port Company, 041 983 8378,