23 manufacturing jobs announced for NI at Alternative Heat

18 Nov 2015

Renewable energy heating company Alternative Heat is to create 23 new jobs with the expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Castlewellan, Co Down.

Alternative Heat has been based in the Down town since 2003 and specialises in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and service of renewable heating systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications throughout the UK and Ireland, and now it has plans for expansion.

The move comes with the help of an £85,000 investment from Invest NI to help finance the building of a new warehouse and associated yard facilities.

The 23 jobs will be in manufacturing its equipment, offering them the capability to win and fulfil increased contracts for biomass boilers, service and maintenance of biomass boilers and open loop heat pump solutions.

Connell McMullen, managing director of Alternative Heat, said: “We have continued to review the renewable industry throughout Ireland and the UK over the past 10 years and have developed our systems in line with industry demands to ensure we are best placed to increase our market share and build a platform for sustained growth.

“The 23 additional staff to be recruited over the next 18 months will include a range of managerial and operative roles and give us the scope to fully penetrate our target markets and capitalise on growth opportunities.”

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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