Overview & Benefits

Simply Blue Group are looking to develop Seaweed farms, as a precursor to exploring larger scale solutions within our offshore wind farms.
In Europe, seaweed farming is not exploited to its full potential, due to the small scale of the enterprises, the limited number of seaweed species and traditional growing techniques.
The relative underdevelopment of this industry leaves plenty of room for a strong growth of seaweed production in Irish waters. This sector has a high potential with emerging new fields of application (food, animal feed, bioactive, biomaterials and bioenergy.)
Simply Blue Group are blue economy developers, and aim to partner with leading technology and aquaculture partners to deliver these seaweed operations whilst working closely with the local communities.
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Seaweed Potential

Seaweed captures CO2, phosphates, nitrates, and releases 02, contributing to a healthier ocean by reducing ocean acidification while providing a suitable habitat for wild fish stock. The positive ecological effects of large-scale seaweed farming align with Simply Blues Group’s core message of working with the oceans towards climate change.

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Collaboration with Trusted Technology Providers

Simply Blue Group and Arctic Seaweed have signed an MoU to explore solutions for co-locating seaweed farms among offshore wind farms.

This partnership will unlock technology from Arctic Seaweed which offers a state-of-the-art production line from direct seeding to harvesting and processing, which can be installed on offshore support vessels currently used within windfarms.

Related Projects

North Sea Farm 1 Project

Simply Blue Group, joined the North Sea Farm 1 Project (NSF1) consortium in March 2024, to develop the world’s first commercial-scale seaweed farm located within an offshore windfarm. Positioned off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea, the 10ha farm is planned to become operational in autumn this year when it will be […]