Sweco set for Irish expansion following key framework wins

Some of Sweco's team in Cork.

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.

The planned expansion follows a number of framework wins. In August 2017, Sweco’s 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 a strong track record of delivering major transportation projects in Ireland, including the M8 Cashel to Mitchelstown motorway and the M50 upgrade in Dublin. 

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 lead and grow Sweco’s environment team in Ireland. Raleigh is an expert in environmental impact assessments and planning applications for strategic infrastructure, with more than 20 years’ experience consulting on major 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. 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.”

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