Marine turbine manufacturer plans recruitment drive

OpenHydro, the Irish designer and manufacturer of marine turbines, plans to recruit a number of additional positions over the next 12–18 months.

This latest recruitment drive by OpenHydro to attract up to 20 new employees coincides with the company’s immediate plans to scale up production of its tidal turbines to meet growing global demand for its technology.

OpenHydro currently has a workforce of around 50 permanent employees mostly located at the company’s Technical Centre in Greenore, County Louth.

The new positions that OpenHydro is looking to fill are primarily in engineering and operations and 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.

Announcing OpenHydro’s recruitment plans, James Ives, chief executive of OpenHydro, said: ’OpenHydro is entering a further exciting phase of growth as we position ourselves to supply tidal turbines to projects in France, Canada, USA, Ireland and the UK.’