ASCO launches joint venture

Agreement announced with Byrne Looby Partners

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International engineering services provider Byrne Looby Partners has announced a joint venture partnership with ASCO Consulting Engineers.

In a statement, the company said: “With ASCO’s 40 years’ experience and licence as a Grade A engineering consultancy in Qatar, the move marks an essential part of Byrne Looby Partners’ growth in the Middle East, resulting in a significant increase of its workforce in both Ireland and the GCC region.”

The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE.

Byrne Looby Partners specialise in delivering solutions for the water, marine, infrastructure and energy sectors.

The firm entered the Qatari market two years ago and since designed some of the largest tunneling projects in the country.

Sam Murdock, water director, Byrne Looby Partners said: “Through our joint venture with ASCO, we have created some solid revenue streams for 2014, we have grown the team and added new skills, and we have won world class projects for international agencies in new areas."

“We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship that will allow our Irish Engineering expertise, together with our local technical excellence, to assist in the development of Qatar and its 2030 Vision,” he added.

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