French environmental services group Veolia is targeting significant growth in Ireland, announcing 300 jobs as we “transition to a low-carbon economy”.
Veolia, which supplies energy management services, as well as water and waste options to businesses, has been making moves in Ireland of late.
Following a recent €450m contract, the company is in line to operate Mayo Renewable Power, Ireland’s largest independent biomass power plant.
That will come on stream in 2017 and immediately represent 6pc of Ireland’s renewable energy.
Employing 500 people in the country, this latest 300-job expansion, though, is more focused on what it calls a ‘circular economy’ – with roles coming on stream over the next five years.
This ‘circular economy’, according to country manager Pat Gilroy, “could contribute €1.65bn to the Irish economy and create as many as 5,000 jobs over 10 years”.
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The new roles would be across all divisions, with water infrastructure and biomass energy the main growth areas.
“We are now poised for expansion in the Irish market, targeting double-digit growth annually over the next five years and creating 300 new jobs,” he said.
“As we transition to a low-carbon economy, it is imperative that companies can access environmentally sustainable solutions.
“We are setting out to do just that, providing businesses in Ireland with the means to manage their resource needs more efficiently and grow with us in a circular economy.”
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