Dozens of new jobs for Cork as offshore wind business announces expansion

"With an abundance of offshore wind and water available to us, we can produce real fuel alternatives to help deliver Ireland’s energy transition."
Dozens of new jobs for Cork as offshore wind business announces expansion

Taoiseach Micheal Martin joins John Wallace (Right), Green Rebel CEO and Chris Franks (Left), Senior Master of the Roman Rebel on board the Roman Rebel for the announcement that Green Rebel is to create 50 jobs over the next year. Picture: Michael O'Sullivan

Green Rebel has announced plans to create 50 jobs over the next 12 months, as it works to help Ireland become a world leader in the development of offshore wind.

Green Rebel is a Cork-based established to service the current and future needs of offshore wind farms. The new positions 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.

“We are very excited about our plans to grow and develop Green Rebel over the coming year," CEO of Green Rebel, John Wallace said. 

"The waters around Ireland and further afield are set to become a major source of renewable energy generation and this is an absolutely essential element of effort to combat climate change. 

"The need for revolution has never been greater and at Green Rebel we are passionate about being a dynamic contributor to help achieve a more sustainable future for all. We are building on a team with great experience and we are looking for people that share this passion.” 

The company currently employs 75 staff and that number will grow to 125 by the middle of 2022. The jobs will be spread across Green Rebel’s Crosshaven, Cork Airport and Limerick offices.

Taoiseach welcomed announcement 

Taoiseach Micheál Martin joined Green Rebel to announce the jobs.

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," Mr Martin said. 

Ireland can become energy exporter

Founder of Green Rebel, Pearse Flynn said Ireland is on the cusp of a green revolution. 

"With an abundance of offshore wind and water available to us, we can produce real fuel alternatives to help deliver Ireland’s energy transition," he said. "Wind generated offshore will pay a significant role in providing energy security and helping Ireland become a net exporter of green, renewable energy. Wind generation will bring ashore electricity that can be used either directly into the grid, or feed exciting new green energy solutions provided by our sister company EI-H2, who are looking to produce green hydrogen at sites in County Cork and beyond.” 

Plans for offshore wind farms are at an advanced stage with a number of potential fixed and floating operators examining sites along the Irish coastline. Green Rebel is engaging with all developers to provide data acquisition and processing capabilities on their doorstep.

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