27 Feb 2020

*From left to right, Michael Looby MD – ME and Water, Jonathan Grimes Director MDS, Julian Drapoewwski Director MDS, Owen O Leary Group Financial Director ByrneLooby *

MDS is a leading Digital and BIM company providing extensive digital Project Management, Information Management, 3D design and 3D coordination services based in Galway. MDS brings significant additional digital and BIM expertise and capacity to ByrneLooby. As part of the ByrneLooby Group, MDS will benefit from multi-disciplinary support, greater geographical reach and corporate scale facilitating access to larger projects.

"This is an exciting development for both ByrneLooby and MDS. Our combined strength allows us to provide a much-enhanced digital offering to our clients. We look forward to delivering improved coordination, as well as project data and knowledge management over the whole project cycle, for the delivery of major capital projects and programmes. BIM significantly adds value if implemented correctly" – Michael Looby, Managing Director ME and Water at ByrneLooby

"MDS has gained a reputation for excellence, primarily related to BIM Services in the water and industrial sector working on projects such as Kerry Central WTP, Ringsend WWTP and Thurles WTP's to name but a few. Our approach hinges on an early project involvement to enable and facilitate digital construction; we believe that good quality data available in the right place, at the right time and to the right people leads to better decision making and more efficiencies. We are excited about joining Byrne Looby and our next step in Digital Engineering." - Jonathon Grimes, Director MDS

ByrneLooby, who currently employs 225 staff, is pursuing a strategy of expansion of engineering expertise in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. This news marks an essential step in the growth of the company in these areas. ByrneLooby has worked on many key projects including Arklow WWTP and the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme in Ireland, the London Shard and the Cross-Rail project in London, the Riyadh Metro and Ras Tanura ARAMCO port upgrade in Saudi Arabia.

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