Suir Engineering acquired by private equity group Duke Street

Suir Engineering acquired by private equity Duke Street

Monday 14th November 2022: It’s been announced that Suir Engineering, one of the country’s leading providers of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering services, is to be acquired by private equity group Duke Street.

Suir, which employs 1,300 people and is headquartered in Waterford was a jointly owned subsidiary of Dalkia and EDF Energy.

There will be no change to the day to day running of the company and operations will continue as normal from our main base in Waterford and our other offices in Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt.

The company said the transaction, which includes investment by the senior management team, will enable it to enhance the services it offers to clients, while operations will continue as normal from its main base in Waterford and its other offices in Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt.

 Suir, which has nearly four decades of engineering expertise in its core sectors of Pharma, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage and Data Centres, has an annual turnover of around €300m.

 The completion of the transaction remains subject to obtaining applicable regulatory approvals.

Duke Street, one of Britain’s best known private equity groups, has a strong track record of investing in industrial service companies. Over the last 25 years it has invested over €2.5bn in more than 50 companies, achieving investment returns in excess of 25% over that period.

Paul Adams, Partner at Duke Street, said Suir’s reputation as a provider of innovative engineering solutions on projects across Europe was second to none.

“We are delighted to acquire Suir Engineering, a market-leading business that is a great fit for our investment program. The Duke Street team has previous successful experience in industrial services as well as Suir’s underlying sectors. The company has a highly skilled workforce, an extremely strong safety record and a healthy pipeline of projects across Europe in all of its highly attractive end-sectors. We have been impressed with Suir’s growth strategy and we look forward to actively supporting the existing management team in delivering their ambitious plans.”

Michael Kennedy, Managing Director, Suir Engineering, said he believed the partnership with Duke Street would be transformative for the company, enabling it to grow steadily while continuing to provide the best service possible to its Irish and international clients.

“We at Suir are looking forward to partnering with Duke Street who share our vision, values, and ambition. Together, we will accelerate Suir’s growth by investing in people and expanding the business proposition to include more international work in key client sectors such as technology, renewables, and life sciences. We believe this will consolidate our position as a leader in the provision of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering services that are expertly delivered by our very experienced team.”

CIF Safety Week 2022


Suir Engineering are delighted to announce that we are proud sponsors of the CIF Safety Week 2022.

We are calling on all companies, organisations and individuals working in construction to get behind and involved in Construction Safety Week 2022. Safety Week is an important initiative to celebrate best practice, to reinforce and promote the importance of safety, health, and overall wellbeing at work and in life.  

Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the CIF Safety and Health Subcommittees, which two of our EHS employees Colum Costello (Group EHS Manager) and Aoife Gilheany (Regional EHS Manager) form part of. The national awareness campaign aimed at promoting positive safety and health amongst Ireland’s 159,000+ construction workers, clients and industry stakeholders. The goal is to generate engagement amongst CIF members and non-members alike, to further promote a culture of safety, health and wellbeing in construction.

This year, the campaign will run over the entire month of October but at a pace that allows for more engagement, and staggered scheduling of activities. The focus will be on supporting the Lighthouse Club’s ‘Help Inside the Hardhat’ campaign in the first week (from 10th October), followed by 5-days’ focus on site safety, spread over two weeks (17th – 28th October). 

Please take note of the following key diary dates for Construction Safety Week 2022

CIF Top 50 Announcement

Suir Engineering is delighted to have been announced as number 18 in CIF’s Top 50 companies for 2022. The announcement is always a great pleasure as it recognizes the people, projects and contractors transforming Ireland’s construction industry and shows how far we have come throughout the years. 

As part of the recognition, Suir Engineering was commended for remaining a direct-hire company in order to develop sustainable and long term relationships with employees and clients, while also ensuring employees advance their careers by getting the correct level of training including the financial aid provided for employees who wish to return to studying.

Suir Engineering was also commended for it’s digitilisation and innovation playing a key role in optimising the efficiency in the organisation. We have fostered an in-built culture of innovation, learning and continuous improvement and we are dedicated to offering world-class learning and development services. Our ambitions in new technologies along with modern methods of construction allow us to realise projects faster, more efficiently, more cost-effective and above all, more transparently. As a result, we have championed sourcing and working with the greatest talent available and will continue to put our client first and provide top class solutions. 

 Thank you to CIF for our recognition and for the informative write up on Suir Engineering. 

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2.5Million Man Hours With No Lost Time Incidents.

Congratulations to the hard working and dedicated team at MSD, Carlow 2 on receiving an award for 2.5million man hours worked with no lost time incidents. We all take great comfort and pride in knowing that everyone at Suir Engineering continues to Think Safe, Work Safe and most importantly Go Home Safe each day.
Contracts Manager Fran Conroy stated “ There has been especially a great working relationship across all trade partners and with PM Group which has been key to being safe and hitting all our milestone on the Carlow 2 Project”. 

We would like to express our many thanks to all involved and especially to all Suir Engineering employees who played a big part in making this a reality for MSD, Carlow 2. 

Earth Day 2022 – How can you Invest in our Planet?

Earth Day  2022 – How can you Invest in Our Planet? 

At Suir Engineering we are extremely aware of our Sustainability responsibility and are currently working towards a greener future by implementing procedures and creating new sustainable employment positions across the business to ensure we are taking the right steps to invest in our planets future.

In honor of Earth Day 2022, here are some simple steps we can make to celebrate Earth Day and make positive changes for our Planet. 

  • Follow the 3 R’s: Look for ways you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle throughout your home. You’ll save natural resources, energy and money, and you’ll reduce waste sent to landfill.
  • Conserve Energy at Home: From turning off lights and electronics when not in use, to using a programmable thermostat, to changing your air filter regularly, thee are many small things you can do to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money on your utility bills. 
  • Slow it Down: Fast food, fast fashion and fast fads result in mass overconsumption of goods that are rarely needed, that deplete natural resources and cause mass pollution. 
  • Reduce Paper Waste and Junk Mail:  Think twice before printing things at work and home. You can reduce your mail by using online payment options that avoid paper bills etc, And there are services that will remove your name from unwanted mailing lists to reduce junk mail. 
  • Stop Spraying: Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides have their uses but dandelion never killed anyone, a fly swatter is great exercise and, in a sane world, organic farming would be the norm, not the exception.
  • Give your car a break & start thinking Electric: Whether you’re commuting to work or running errands, you just might be able to leave your car at home, even a few times a week. Remember walking, cycling, jogging are all great ways to help the environment and your health and wellbeing. Also – do your research and start looking at alternative electronic vehicles if this is something that is an option for you.
  • Replace your bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and LED bulbs may cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they will save money over the long run, last longer, and use up to 99 percent less energy.
  • Buy local: Buying local produce and other items reduces shipping distances from food sourced overseas, and also supports local businesses and communities.
If we can take on some simple new habits each year, the world will be a far greater place. One by one, we can all make a difference to future proof our world for the next generations. 

Thanks for your time folks, we hope you can find the time to try out some of our tips. 
Suir Engineering

Climb with Charlie

Climb with Charlie

Climb with Charlie captured the hearts of the nation on April 2nd with thousands of people from around the world challenging themselves to Climb various mountain peaks to support Irish Motor Neuron Disease and Pieta House. In total there has been approximately €1.7million raised for the cause to date and Suir Engineering have been busy fundraising to contribute. 

Well done to the Suir Engineering Team, Katie Harrington, Caroline Kennedy, Eamonn Morrissey, Mary Crotty, Ciaran Doyle, Patrick Duggan, Amanda Moore, Eoin Brockert, Brian Kinsella and Alex Power for taking part.

The team climbed to Coumshingaun Lough in the Comeragh Mountains on Saturday morning to raise awareness and to support the inspirational Charlie Bird who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease last year. 

Orchards in the Community

Orchards in the Community

Suir Engineering are proud to be part of the DCs For Bees “1000 ‘Orchards In The Community” Initiative by Host in Ireland.

 As part of Host in Ireland’s initiative to plant 1000 Orchard Trees in Ireland this planting season, we have donated and helped to plant approximately 60 Orchard Trees in our local communities. Suir Engineering is part of 52 pledgers and collectively we have donated to over 90 schools and community groups planting in excess of 1,000 mixed fruit orchards all over Ireland.

The initiative aims to;

– Encourage biodiversity

– Protect and feed pollinators
– Provide a means for organisation and community purpose-based activity which will foster an appreciation of and awareness for protecting and encouraging biodiverse habitats in our local areas. 

The orchards that we have planted are one of more than 1000 orchards across the country that will bring huge life support to our bees and other pollinators as they emerge searching for food each Spring.

We are delighted to have donated our trees to both community groups and a collection of schools in the South East including, The Solas Cancer Support Centre, East Waterford Beekeepers Association, Cahir Tidy Towns, Blackwater Tidy Towns, Mullinahone Tidy Towns, Kilmacow National School and Coláiste Cois Siúire.

Recruitment Fair, Dundalk

Recruitment Fair, Dundalk

Suir Engineering is hosting a Recruitment Fair in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on Friday 10th December. We have exciting opportunities for a well know project in the area, WuXi Biologics and we are looking to hire for engineers, supervisors, electricians and apprentices starting January 2022.

No bookings or appointments are required, it’s simply a walk in meet and greet with our team from 12.30 – 7.30pm. Please ensure you bring a copy of you C.V. (if you have one). 

Our recruitment team are happy to help and guide first year apprentices to experienced electricians in building a CV if required, therefore we recommend all levels of trades attend to gain professional advice.

In light of the current pandemic, we would like to remind you to wear a face mask, ensure you have a  Covid certificate and I.D.

Please feel free to contact (051) 359500 or email if you require further details.

Human Resources Director Announcement

Welcome to Suir Engineering

We are delighted to welcome Claire Cusack to the team at Suir Engineering  as the Human Resources Director.  Claire started her journey with us in October and  will be a member of our Senior Management Team.  

Claire’s career has always been in HR with experience in both manufacturing and financial services environments;  She has worked with Henkel, Braun and she then went on to be one of the founding members of Allianz Care in Dublin as their Global HR Director.  More recently holding the position of Human Resources Director with Rabobank.  Her key focus areas have always been Employee Engagement and Wellbeing; Leadership, Performance Management; Culture and Diversity and Inclusion.  She holds a MA in Occupational Psychology and Human Resource Management from UCC, and she is a Certified Coach and more recently during lockdown in 2020, she completed a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion with Cornell University.  Claire lives in Kildare and will divide her time between our Citywest and Waterford offices.

We would like to wish Claire a warm welcome to Suir Engineering and look forward to working together in growing our business through our greatest asset – our People.