Aug 11, 2016


ByrneLooby has acquired Cronin Millar Consulting Engineers, a company that specialises in the planning and design of ports and harbours.

Based in Cobh, Co. Cork, Cronin Millar has designed some of Ireland’s most recent and premier quality marine facilities such as the new Baltimore Harbour in West Cork and the new commercial and fishing quays at Kinsale Habour, Co. Cork.

ByrneLooby, an Irish owned company, provide infrastructure design for large scale engineering projects both in Ireland and overseas. Recent projects that ByrneLooby has provided design services for include the Newlands Cross upgrade (Dublin), the iconic Shard building in London and the new Doha Metro Green Line in Qatar.

The acquisition of Cronin Millar strengthens the marine capability in ByrneLooby to service the growing Irish and international markets in marine developments.

Welcoming the announcement Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’ Connor said: “I am delighted that ByrneLooby is expanding their operation and creating 100 new jobs.  It is great to see an Irish company develop and expand its operations creating highly skilled jobs.  It is an exciting time for the company as this announcement will strengthen their marine capability enabling the company to service the growing Irish and international markets in marine developments and continue their growth.  I wish Michael, Adam and the team every success for their future”.

Commenting on the announcement Michael Looby, Joint Managing Director of ByrneLooby, said:

“We are pleased to welcome Cronin Millar to the ByrneLooby Group. Cronin Millar has a strong reputation for highly specialist project delivery in the marine industry. The fusion of the two brands allows us to provide further integrated services to our clients.”

ByrneLooby currently employ over 150 staff internationally, including highly skilled designers and project managers. This acquisition is part of the ByrneLooby group’s 2020 strategy which focuses on strengthening their specialist capabilities and increasing their headcount to 250 by 2020. This will see an additional 100 people join the group over this period. New job creation will come from both business support and engineering disciplines. 

Adam Cronin, former Managing Director of Cronin Millar, joins the group as Director of Marine.

“Cronin Millar are delighted to become part of the well-established ByrneLooby group. I personally look forward to my new role as Director of Marine and I have big plans to further develop the marine division within the group, taking full advantage of the corporate structure and resources now available” commented Cronin.