ByrneLooby sets its sights on expansion in the Middle East
24 May 2016
Joint managing directors of ByrneLooby - John Byrne and Michael Looby
ByrneLooby, an Irish headquartered international consulting engineering practice, is furthering its expansion in the Middle East with the announcement that it will double its employee numbers in its Bahrain office over the next two years.
The company is an Irish and international consulting engineering practice with specialisations in marine, environment, geotechnical, infrastructure and energy projects. The news marks an essential part of the growth of the Irish company in the Middle East and comes following its success in being awarded a number of projects in the region over the last year.
Significant appointments over the last 12 months include the design of the Jubail Industrial City community beaches in KSA and design of quay walls in the Dubai Maritime City. Environmental appointments have included work for Saudi Aramco undertaking baseline marine ecological surveys, undertaking the environmental consultancy for a large reclamation project in Hidd and undertaking enhancement projects by improving marine habitat on the north coast Diyar al Muharraq. The ByrneLooby environmental team has also been appointed to oversee the environmental works in maintenance dredging as well as a waterfront development scheme in Abu Dhabi.
“We have developed a strong reputation in Europe for designing value driven solutions to complex projects and we aim to continue building on this success. It’s great to see an Irish company achieve success internationally and we look forward to continuing to grow and work in Bahrain and the Middle East,” said Michael Looby, joint-managing director of ByrneLooby.
ByrneLooby employs a total of 130 people across its offices and first entered the Middle East market in 2009 with ventures in Saudi Arabia. It has since expanded rapidly and been involved in a number of key marine infrastructure projects in the region. Some of these key projects elsewhere in the Middle East have included the design of Aqaba Port in Jordan and Diera Wharf in the UAE, as well as design elements of Hodariyat Bridge in Abu, the Lusail Expressway and two major wastewater treatment plants also in Doha as well as the construction of a 40km wastewater tunnel (the STEP project) in Abu Dhabi.
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