Green Rebel to create 50 jobs by mid 2022

Offshore survey specialist to cash on growing wind farm demand

Offshore survey specialist Green Rebel plans to create 50 jobs over the next year to meet growing demand from wind farms.

Cork-based Green Rebel carries out offshore surveys for developers seeking suitable sites for wind farms.

The company now employs 75 workers but intends to boost that to 125 by the middle of 2022 as demand for its services increases.

New posts will include survey vessel crew, technicians and engineers, data scientists and surveyors, ecologists, and software developers among others.


Green Rebel said the jobs would be spread across its Crosshaven, Cork Airport and Limerick offices.

Headquartered in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour, the company uses both survey vessels and aircraft for its work.

John Wallace, Green Rebel's chief executive, pointed out that the waters around the Irish coast were set to become a major energy source.

“The quality survey work being undertaken by Green Rebel right now is designed to both protect the environment and allow wind farm developers to harness its potential,” he said.


Founder Pearse Flynn, noted that Green Rebel's sister company, EI-H2, hoped to produce green hydrogen from some of the electricity coming ashore from proposed wind farms.

Commenting on the company’s expansion plans, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, said he had seen some of the data gathered by Green Rebel from our normally hidden marine environment.

Mr Martin said he was excited that the company was succeeding in helping to establish the Republic as a leader in offshore wind development.

Green Rebel was established last year. The company bought a fleet of survey vessels, including flagship MV Roman Rebel, and multi-purpose aircraft.

It collects and processes marine and meteorological ocean data used by businesses to determine the best sites wind farms.

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