“Ireland is on the cusp of a green revolution.”
That’s according to Ballycotton businessman Pearse Flynn, whose company Green Rebel will create 50 new jobs over the next 12 months.
Plans for offshore wind farms are at an advanced stage, with a number of potential fixed and floating operators examining sites all along the Irish coastline.
The new positions at Green Rebel, which will service the current and future needs of these offshore wind farms, will include survey vessel crew, technicians and engineers, data scientists and surveyors, ecologists, aircraft mission specialists, project managers, office administrators, AI specialists, software developers and sales and marketing roles.
“With an abundance of offshore wind and water available to us, we can produce real fuel alternatives to help deliver Ireland’s energy transition,” said Mr Flynn.
“Wind-generated offshore will play a significant role in providing energy security and helping Ireland become a net exporter of green, renewable energy.”
Welcoming the news this morning, An Taoiseach Micheal Martin said: “I am delighted to join Green Rebel to announce the creation of 50 jobs over the next 12 months.
“Having seen the technology, met many of the team, and seen some of the Green Rebel data from what is normally our hidden marine environment, I am excited that this team are having such success and innovative plans are in place to drive our supply chain forward and help Ireland become a world leader in the development of offshore wind.”
The company currently employs 75 staff and that number will grow to 125 by the middle of 2022, with the new jobs spread across Green Rebel’s Crosshaven, Cork Airport and Limerick offices.