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Byrne Looby-Arcadis appointed to provide engineering design services for Irish Water

  • Byrne Looby-Arcadis appointed to provide engineering design services for Irish Water

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Byrne Looby
Established in 1998, ByrneLooby is a leading international consulting engineering practice that provides engineering solutions to water, infrastructure, marine, building and energy projects across Ireland, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
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ByrneLooby HQ – Today, ByrneLooby-Arcadis (BL-A), has been appointed to the multi-supplier framework to provide engineering design services for Irish Water, commencing 2020 for the next seven years.
ByrneLooby, an Irish-based International engineering company, is appointed lead consultant along with their partner Arcadis. This partnership will combine expertise and resources to provide engineering design services for Irish Water as they embark on their 5.5 billion Euros capital investment programme across the following sectors: drinking water, wastewater quality, capacity, and new infrastructure. 
This appointment strengthens the ByrneLooby footprint within the Water sector, building upon their established track record in delivering complex water infrastructure projects both in Ireland and internationally. These projects include The Bandon Relief Flood Scheme, Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme, Swords Wastewater treatment plant, Scottish Water and the Welsh Water framework, among others.
Commenting on the appointment: Aidan McCarthy, Group Water Director at ByrneLooby, said: “This is a really exciting time for our water division. We are delighted to have been successful in the engineering services framework; we will continue to support Irish Water in the delivery of water and waste infrastructure across Ireland. Irish Water is one of our key clients, and we will build on our already strong relationship to provide innovative solutions to complex challenges, ensuring sustainability and resilience of their assets, and adopting a green and sustainable approach to our engineering solutions.”
Michael Looby, Managing Director – the Middle East & Water Divisions commented: “We look forward to delivering value to Irish Water’s capital investment plan – through our collaborative approach, our global knowledge network, our focus on asset resilience and our ability to tackle complex problems. It a privilege to work in water and wastewater engineering to help Irish Water sustain one of our most precious resources, and to help protect and enhance the environment in Ireland for the future.”
Mark Howard, Director of Engineering at Arcadis, commented: “We are delighted to work with ByrneLooby on the Irish Water framework and look forward to bringing our collective local and global strength and collaborative culture to bear through delivery. We will be drawing on our experience in water and other sectors from across the world to bring the best of digital and innovation, as well as how we come out of the current global challenges via a “green recovery”. The team are looking forward to mobilising to meet the demands of an exciting programme.

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