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NI biomass plans would create graduate engineering jobs

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

A number of new graduate engineering jobs could be created in Northern Ireland should plans for an ambitious green energy project be given the go ahead.

Under the proposals put forward by Rose Energy, some £25 million would be invested in constructing a biomass power station in County Antrim.

As well as making use of chicken litter to produce eco-friendly power, the project would also boost the local economy and could create up to 300 new construction and engineering jobs, with many likely to be earmarked for graduates, it has been claimed.

Despite some opposition to the Lough Neagh Incinerator scheme, mainly from residents of the village of Glenavy, just one mile from the site of the proposed plant, the chief executive of Rose Energy has stressed that the project would be good news for the local community as a whole.

"We understand the reticence of local people but hope this announcement once again demonstrates our commitment to the Glenavy community and also highlights how we can all benefit from an investment of this nature," he said.

This comes soon after it was announced that the number of graduate financial services jobs available within Northern Ireland is set to rise as the New York Stock Exchange opens up a new base in Belfast. ADNFCR-1068-ID-19430774-ADNFCR

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