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Advanced shipbuilder Artemis to double workforce in 2022

A digital impression of a concept ferry using the innovative Artemis technology.

HI-TECH shipbuilder Artemis Technologies said it expects to double its workforce within the next 12 months, creating another 50 jobs within the Lisburn-based operation.

The company, which is developing new zero-emission marine vessels in the north, hit its 50th employee in recent days.

Headed by former Olympic sailing champion, Dr Iain Percy, Artemis Technologies is central to the Belfast Maritime Consortium, which last year secured £33 million in UK Government funding to explore the decarbonisation of sea travel.

The first high-speed Artemis eFoiler test vessel expected to take to the water in a matter of months.

The company has said the project has the potential to create hundreds of jobs for the Belfast and Lisburn region.

Debbie Eve, head of people at Artemis Technologies, said the firm is continuing to tap into the area’s existing skills base across the manufacturing, composites, maritime and aerospace sectors.

Mechanical engineer Ross Johnston is the latest recruit.

“In addition to our ultimate aim of maritime decarbonisation, we are building upon Belfast’s rich shipbuilding heritage,” she said. Positively contributing towards the reinvigoration of this industry as we work with our partners to develop the zero-emission high speed vessels of the future.

Ms Eve said the Artemis recruitment campaign is ongoing.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates in the fields of naval architecture, senior embedded software engineering, compliance engineering and mechanical engineering.

“If you are enthusiastic about the opportunity to implement and develop your skills as part of a forward-thinking organisation, dedicated to making a real and tangible difference in the global fight against climate change, this is your chance,” she added.

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