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Jun 12

SSE creating 100 full-time jobs; 600 temporary construction jobs

SSE creating 100 full-time jobs; 600 temporary construction jobs

SSE creating 100 full-time jobs; 600 temporary construction jobs

Pictured: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Gregor Alexander

Following its earlier announcement that it is buying Endesa’s Irish power plants in a package totalling €488m, SSE has revealed that it is creating 100 new full-time jobs in the next year, as well as a further 600 indirect jobs over the next two years through construction works associated with its energy projects and acquisitions.

The new jobs were announced this afternoon in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Gregor Alexander, finance director of SSE and its lead director for Ireland.

The company said it has created more than 100 new full time positions each year that since its entry in to the Irish market in 2008, following the acquisition of Airtricity. The company’s utility business currently includes Airtricity, Airtricity Utility Solutions, SSE Renewables and SSE Generation.

The new jobs will bring SSE’s total employee numbers in Ireland to 900.

“I welcome today’s investment announcement by SSE as a great vote of confidence in Ireland and our economy, and for the new jobs that will be created in the coming years,” said the Taoiseach. “Secure energy supply is crucial for future investment and jobs and also presents other significant economic opportunities for Ireland, particularly in the export of renewable power.”

“Today’s announcement is part of SSE’s long-term commitment to Ireland, serving customers, employing people, and providing a sustainable, secure and competitive supply of energy to power our rapidly growing energy supply business, Airtricity,” said Alexander.

“The completion of this acquisition and that of Phoenix Supply announced in May will make SSE the third largest energy company across the island with 750,000 customers. Furthermore, it will take SSE’s total investment into the future of Irish energy to over €1.7bn in the last five years, of which half relates to the period since Airtricity became part of SSE in 2008.

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May 12

30 new jobs are to be created at Tullow Oil’s Dublin office.

The jobs will be in geophysics and information systems. The new posts will see a 30% increase in staffing levels on last year.

The Dublin office has planned exploration campaigns which have helped transform Tullow into the leading Independent oil and gas company in Africa.

Research and analysis carried out by the team in Dublin was central to the recent successful breakthrough oil discoveries in French Guiana and Kenya

In addition to these new positions, Tullow continues to invest in its partnership with the School of Geological Sciences at University College Dublin.

Within this school, Tullow funds a research cluster in the Geophysics and a research programme lectureship in the Fault Analysis Groups, supporting its worldwide operations.

Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive Officer of Tullow said: “The use of innovation has provided Tullow with the ability to convert its philosophy of ‘geology over geography’ into exceptional exploration success across its portfolio.

“Our team in Dublin was instrumental in the Zaedyus discovery, offshore French Guiana last year which has opened up a new and exciting basin for Tullow in South America.

“The team has also played an important role in other successful campaigns, including our newest operational area, Kenya.

“Tullow is proud of its origins and the Irish operations remain central to the success of a number of key exploration campaigns and this success is reflected in the ongoing expansion of the Dublin office.”

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