It was announced last week that Ocean data collection company, XOCEAN will be creating 60 new jobs for Ireland.
XOCEAN is transforming the way ocean data is collected using innovative marine robotics known as Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs). This innovative technology is designed and manufactured by the company in Ireland.
Using USVs, XOCEAN provides turnkey ocean data collection services ranging from mapping the seabed to inspecting subsea structures to monitoring the environment. The new Technical Centre and 24-hour Control Room will act as a hub for operating XOCEAN’s fleet of USVs globally.
The firm welcomed Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to celebrate the official opening of its new Technical Centre near Carlingford, Co. Louth, last week.
XOCEAN is set to grow exponentially in the next 12 months, with 8 additional vessels being added to the fleet. The company plans to recruit an additional 60 employees in the next year to meet increasing market demand. XOCEAN has recently completed projects for clients such as the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Speaking last week, Minister Heather Humphreys said, "I’m delighted to officially open XOCEAN’s new marine robotics technical centre near Carlingford in Co. Louth which will result in the creation of 60 new jobs. Ireland is one of the largest maritime states in Europe and has the potential to become a global leader in the USV market and marine-tech sector."