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Byrne Looby wins three deals worth $1.6m

Geotechnical specialist picks up work for Aldar, Dubai Maritime City and a contract for work on the Doha and Riyadh Metro projects

Michael Looby of Byrne Looby Partners
Michael Looby of Byrne Looby Partners

Byrne Looby, the Irish consulting engineer specialising in geotechnical work, has won three new GCC projects worth a total of $1.6m (1.5m).

The firm has picked up a contract to design a new quay wall at Dubai Maritime City, a geotechnical consultancy role for Abu Dhabi-based developer Aldar, and a contract covering utilities diversion and tunnel design for both the Doha Metro Green Line and Riyadh Metro's Line 5.

The contracts were announced during an Irish government trade mission to the GCC led by the country's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

Managing director Michael Looby said: "Byrne Looby Partners are now established in the marketplace and we are seeing a steady flow of repeat business from our clients, which is a nice position to be in.

"We also have proven in-region capacity and can now compete for the design of complex engineering projects where we can deliver value and successfully win the - theDoha Metro Green Line being a good example."

Minister Bruton said: "It is exciting and encouraging to see ambitious Irish companies like Byrne Looby successfully expand their presence in the Gulf States and I wish them continued success for the future."

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