Engineering, environment and design consultancy firm Sweco is set to grow its operations in Ireland following its appointment to several national frameworks. The company, which established an office in Cork in May 2017, plans to double its headcount to 20 over the next 12 months to deliver a strong pipeline of multidisciplinary work across asset management, transportation, energy and environment.

Dublin airport’s five-year asset management programme

The expansion follows a number of framework appointments. In August 2017, its asset management team was appointed to Dublin airport’s five-year asset management programme, which will see it optimise the management of current systems and help to deliver the airport’s plans for investment. Sweco’s transportation team has also been appointed to the Department for Infrastructure’s four-year Major Works Consultancy Services Framework in Northern Ireland. The team has worked on major transportation projects in Ireland previously, including the M8 Cashel to Mitchelstown motorway and the M50 upgrade in Dublin.

Will implement a new telemetry system network for Irish Water

In addition, Sweco will implement a new telemetry system network for Irish Water across its national portfolio and will target growth opportunities in Ireland’s renewable sector, following its work on the Oweninny Wind Farm in Mayo and SSE’s Galway Wind Park. Technical director Tina Raleigh has joined the business to spearhead and grow Sweco’s environment team in Ireland. She has experience in environmental impact assessments and planning applications for strategic infrastructure, and has more than 20 years’ experience consulting on renewable energy and transportation projects across the country. John Nolan, operations director at Sweco, said: “We’ve built a solid foundation in the nine months since establishing our office in Cork, which is testament to the strength of our expertise across a range of disciplines.

Significant growth potential in infrastructure and energy

“Government commitments to investing in infrastructure and energy offer significant growth potential for the business. As key suppliers on leading national frameworks, we’re well placed to capitalise on these opportunities and continue our expansion.” Sweco consults on major projects nationwide via its network of 15 regional offices in the UK and Ireland, with recent work including the Queensferry Crossing and the Bloomberg headquarters in London, the world’s most sustainable building.