LOUTH-based energy technology company Open Hydro has announced plans to hire 20 new people over the next 12 to18 months.
OpenHydro currently has a workforce of around 50 permanent employees mostly located at the company’s Technical Centre in Greenore.
The move to create 20 new positions coincides with the company’s plans to scale up production of its tidal turbines to meet growing global demand for its technology.
OpenHydro designs and manufactures marine turbines for generating renewable energy from tidal streams. The new positions are primarily in engineering and operations, to include; project engineers and managers, manufacturing engineers, as well as specialist finite element and structural engineers.
The company is also looking for engineering graduates who will have the opportunity to start and develop their careers with OpenHydro.
“OpenHydro is entering a further exciting phase of growth as we position ourselves to supply tidal turbines to projects in the France, Canada, USA, Ireland, and the UK. Now is our time for expansion,” said OpenHydro Chief Executive James Ives.
“While we have cutting-edge technology, we believe that our people are our most valuable asset and we are determined to reward and invest in them.”
OpenHydro HR manager Roisín Foley said: “OpenHydro is a truly great place to work. We are committed to investing in training and development for all our employees.”