Mainstream Renewable Power is to create 100 jobs in Dublin as it looks to develop three offshore wind energy projects in Ireland.
The renewable energy firm is conducting early stage development activity in sites on the east, south-east and west coasts of Ireland, with “significant offshore wind energy developments” planned for each location. This would mark its return to the Irish market, three years after it sold its last wind farm here.
As part of that expansion, as well as its global growth, Mainstream plans to create over 100 new jobs here over the next three years. That comes as its global staffing levels have almost doubled to 650 since January 2021.
“While we are a global renewable energy company with presence across 20 markets worldwide, Ireland is very much the engine room of our business, we’re extremely proud of our Irish heritage led by our local management team,” said Mainstream Renewable Power’s CEO Mary Quaney.
“Our expansion here in Ireland, and our journey to becoming a renewable energy major will provide a unique opportunity for new team members that we bring on board over the next year to make a hugely positive difference in the energy transition and industrial decarbonisation, domestically and internationally.”
Mainstream Renewable Power was founded in Ireland in 2008 by former Airtricity chief Eddie O’Connor. Today it is majority Norwegian-owned, following a tie-up with Aker Horizons. In March it also took on a €575m investment from Japan’s Mitsui & Co.
Mainstream’s global portfolio consists of 27 gigawatts worth of wind and solar assets, based in Africa, South America and the Middle East.