XOCEAN, an ocean data collection company, has announced that it is to create 60 jobs as it adds 8 unmanned surface vessels to its ocean-monitoring fleet. The environmentally-efficicent technology used by these vessels, which has been praised for priortising safety in ocean data collection, is made by XOCEAN in Ireland. The jobs announcement comes as the company unveils its new technical centre near Carlingford, Co. Louth, which will house XOCEAN's 24 hour control centre.
The news has been welcomed by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, who was present at the opening of the company's new technical centre today. She expressed her enthusiasm for the company's growth and is hopeful that Ireland will become a global leader in the maritime sector. James Ives, CEO of XOCEAN is excited to see the company grow over the next year and has said the new jobs and vessels will address the increased demand the business is experiencing.
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