Water Supply

A Clean Sustainable Water Supply

With a heritage in water that traverses over a hundred years, ByrneLooby has delivered strategic water supply projects in several countries around the globe.  Our proven track record has helped government agencies, municipalities, utility companies, and contractors develop and manage water supply.   ByrneLooby currently sits on the framework for Irish Water, the national utility provider for Ireland.  We provide detailed engineering services throughout the entire project lifecycle focusing on robust, buildable solutions that deliver projects cost-effectively and sustainably.

We provide a full range of services to support our clients challenges (ageing assets, climate change, growing population, supply and demand variance).

Our water experts consult on the following:

  • Water treatment and optimisation
  • Water transmission and distribution
  • Abstraction licensing and permitting
  • Source selection and protection
  • Storage reservoir design and planning

Our solutions address existing and future challenges such as integrating new and existing assets, demand variance, sustainability and environmental factors.  Our engineers also advise on the sustainable management of this precious natural resource, assisting clients in assessing, managing and optimising existing assets.

Notable projects include the Vartry to Callowhill pipeline that ensures water supply to 200,000 people in North Wicklow and South Dublin.  Currently, we are working on the Saggart Reservoir, a project in the capital of Dublin, which will provide 100 million litres equivalent of potable water storage or the equivalent of forty Olympic-sized swimming pools.  Our close collaboration with the national utility, Irish Water on the tender and procurement process for the Roscommon Water Treatment plant, fast-tracked construction and ensured the scheme’s removal from the remedial action list (RAL).  In Saudi Arabia, our work on the Shuquaiq Water Transmission Scheme included 8km long of large diameter welded steel pipeline, delivering the design and development of a facility which can store 170,000m3 of treated Water.

Expertise In-Depth:

• Contract administration
• Chemical processes (coagulation, flocculation, precipitation)
• Chlorine residual analysis
• Conservation and networks management
• Conveyance and networks
• Demand analysis and water balance assessment
• Disinfection systems
• Hydraulic modelling
• Network calibration and verification
• Pipeline route selection and route proving
• Pressure optimisation and pumping analysis
• Pumping station design
• Reverse osmosis
• Storage assessment and design
• Tender and contract documentation
• Transition and distribution
• Treatability assessments
• Treatment and process design
• Ultrafiltration
• Utility diversion management & NOC procedures
• Value engineering
• Water resource management & licensing
• Water source development
• Water storage
• Water treatment and quality
• Water treatment plant, abstraction source and transfer pumping station