Chamber Ireland’s Awards 2022
Cobh & Harbour Chamber was thrilled to be shortlisted in the ‘Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals’ category with our Networking Series with the Simply Blue Group for Ireland’s Annual Chamber Awards.
As the second-largest natural harbour in the world, located as it is in the centre of our South Coast and closest to the busiest shipping routes in the world and to our nearest fellow EU Member State France, Cork offers unique opportunities to embrace the extraordinary opportunities presented by the climate crisis, biodiversity crisis and now energy security crisis. Ireland needs to look to Ireland to sort its energy supply and energy crisis.
As fixed bottom offshore wind technology transitions to floating technology as it extends from the East Coast to the Celtic Sea and Atlantic, Cobh and the lower harbour area are ideally located to service this industry. Within our beautiful harbour we have Ireland’s only oil refinery, the grid and gas network, the dockyard at Doyle Shipping Group, Port of Cork, the National Maritime College, the MaREI centre, and Ireland’s only Naval Base, not to forget, the oldest Yacht Club in the world.
In addition, we have a number of offshore renewable energy companies such as Simply Blue Group with whom we were delighted to partner towards delivering stakeholder engagement on the importance of renewable energy.
Ireland with Cork Harbour as a centre of gravity could be the battery of Europe. We will continue with our innovative projects within Cobh and the lower harbour community. Sustainability and engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals are now more important than ever for all as we edge towards the 2030 goals.