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Engineering firm boosts Middle East presence

Aqaba new port

Irish consultant ByrneLooby is to double the number of employees in its Bahrain office over the next two years.

The growth of its Middle East office comes after winning a number of new contracts in the region. In total it employs 130 people. The firm also has UK offices in Manchester and Guildford.

Recent conrtact awards include Jubail Industrial City community beaches in Saudi Arabia and design of quay walls in the Dubai Maritime City. It is also working on a large reclamation project in Hidd and is overseeing environmental works in maintenance dredging as well as a waterfront development scheme in Abu Dhabi.

Joint managing director Michael Looby said: “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.”

It has also recently worked on the design of Aqaba Port in Jordan (pictured).




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