C&F Green Energy is to create 145 new jobs in Athenry, County Galway over the next three years supported by Enterprise Ireland. The jobs are aligned to the commercial manufacturing of the C&F Green Energy’s range of new small wind turbines which have been in development over the past two years.
These turbines, ranging from 6kw to 50kw, are much smaller than the large megawatt rated turbines associated with large wind farms. They are designed to power farms, factories, individual residential dwellings and export any surplus electricity back to the local grid.
Enterprise Ireland has made a significant investment in the company and is providing employment grants to support the employment of the 145 new employees.
C&F Green Energy was established within the C&F Manufacturing Group in 2009 when the company identified that the market for small wind turbines was well-matched with its core competencies. Since then, considerable development work was undertaken by the company resulting in a new range of free-standing small wind turbines for generation of home-produced electricity, ranging from 6kw to 50kw. The company already has a number of orders for the home UK and European market.
C&F Manufacturing Group is a leading indigenous manufacturing company which is owned and managed by John Flaherty, the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The C&F Manufacturing Group employs over 1100 people worldwide (Germany, Czech Republic, the Philippines & China) and 500 people in Athenry and Mullingar (Iralco). C&F Manufacturing Group operates in an number of sectors including tool design/manufacturing, automotive (Iralco), refrigeration (mobile and fixed), IT hardware and renewable energy.