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 reception@suireng.ie 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.

NISO Awards 2021

All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards NISO/NISG

The All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards  were held on Thursday, 4th November in Killarney with great results for Suir Engineering.

Suir Engineering were thrilled to receive two awards at the internationally renowned NISO Health & Safety Awards including; 

  • Consistent High Achiever and
  • Higher Distinction 

The Safety Awards are known throughout the industry and have grown to become Ireland’s premier safety awards. The Safety Awards offer a showcase for health and safety performance of your business and recognises achievement in Health and Safety Management Systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Both awards are a great achievement and would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of our Safety Teams and Workforce across Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the U.K.

Securing and winning NISO Awards over the past number of years demonstrates the positive and proactive culture of safety management within Suir Engineering. 

Thank you to the team involved in keeping us all safe.

MEDITE SmartPly Team Visit

MEDITE SMARTPLY

Recently the support staff from the Waterford office completed a facility tour of Medite SMARTPLY in Belview Port, Waterford. 

Daragh Earle, Ollie Aylward and Alan Henebery walked the team through the manufacturing process from start to finish and spoke to the team about what their day to day looks like on site. 

SmartPly is Ireland’s leading producer of environmentally friendly wood panel products and exports to 32 countries worldwide. The facility features the latest technology to deliver straighter, flatter and more consistent boards, in a range of sizes and thicknesses unparalleled within the industry. Constant progression and investment have allowed MEDITE SMARTPLY to enter new diverse markets and sectors, meaning that there is a fresh pipeline of new products to address market demand.

At Suir Engineering, we are grateful to be part of this ever expanding company with diverse technology and electrical requirements. The project for Suir Engineering has involved the Design, Supply and Install of New Extension to 20kV / 0.4kV HV Network for the Renewal Project and to facilitate SmartPly Europe’s plant wide development project to upgrade the Electrical Supply from the existing main ESB sub-station to the new Building extension. We are also involved with the maintenance on site and the general services, fire alarm, comms, lightning protection, Spark detection and heat tracing.

Delivering Successful Mission Critical Projects in the Nordics

Delivering Successful Mission Critical Projects in the Nordics.

Ireland has undeniably been in the forefront of infrastructure solutions over the last decade. At Suir Engineering, we carry out more than €200 million worth of business annually with offices in Dublin, Waterford, London, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. We have a directly employed workforce of more than 1200 people and operates in the following sectors: data centers, energy & utilities (sub-stations & power infrastructure projects), renewables (wind farms & Battery Energy Storage Systems), pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and commercial offices. Suir Engineering has the financial strength, scale, and technical expertise to meet all its clients’ needs, from design of mechanical, electrical systems through to the installation and commissioning of projects.

Recently, Mark Duffy met with Enterprise Ireland Nordics to tell our story on delivering successfull projects in the Nordics.

The first business activity for Suir Engineering in the Nordic Region was in 2012 when the company worked for a large food distribution company in Norway. We entered the Swedish market in 2018 by securing work with one of their high-profile Data Centre clients that they were already working with in Ireland. This expansion into the Nordic region was a progressive step for Suir Engineering.

“By doing repeat business with existing Data Centre clients who we were already working with in Ireland provided us both a space for better communication, improved strategy, and issue resolution. Since our move to the Nordics and by working with local experts, such as Enterprise Ireland, we were able to build relationships with people within the supply chain of Data Centre projects in advance.” – Mark Duffy, Regional Director Scandinavia, Suir Engineering

The people behind Suir Engineering

When Suir Engineering realised that there were great opportunities to grow the company in the Nordic Region, it was decided it would be best to have a well respected familiar face within Suir to lead that growth locally. We advertised internally the position and Mark Duffy, who started his career in the company more than 20 years ago, immediately jumped at the opportunity. He has progressed through the business and is now one of our most senior construction staff. Mark’s wife and two children are now well settled in Stockholm and like Mark they are also enjoying their new home and looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.

“I got the opportunity to join Suir Engineering in 1997 as an apprentice and it was clear from the start that Suir Engineering’s number one asset was their people. Suir Engineering prioritise direct hire practices and make it their mission to contribute to their employee’s development every step of the way.” – Mark Duffy, Regional Director Scandinavia, Suir Engineering

Innovation as a part of the Swedish and Irish mindset

To be more efficient in delivering projects and explore opportunities for continuous improvement, Suir Engineering set up a technology team to collaborate and look at modern methods of construction to ensure they were at the forefront of new technologies. This project includes delivering innovation to the Data Centre Industry by adopting 3D modelling, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) digital platforms, offsite fabrication and Lean principles.

The implementation of the project has had the benefits of driving continuous improvement, while improving safety, quality, employee job satisfaction and reducing carbon footprint. It has also significantly reduced the volume of manhours on site, together with the reduction in manual handling and working at height activities, whilst enabling a decrease in site compound requirements and waste materials to landfill. This has resulted in a 15% increase in recurring revenue from customers in the Mission Critical sector.

The future is green

With Mark now leading Suir Engineering in the Nordics, the strategy is to sustainably build a multi-million SEK business out of Stockholm which will support the Nordic region. The company is well advanced with a strategy in Sweden and Denmark and currently looking at exciting opportunities in Norway and Finland as well. We have started to recruit locally and this Autumn a long term recruitment campaign will begin in the Universities and Schools which will hopefully make the Suir brand more recognizable to the local community which in time will attract new people into the business.

The Data Centre sector initially attracted Suir Engineering to the Nordics and even though this has been a great way to get going started, this sector may not be as strong in 5/8 years’ time. Therefore, the next stage of Suir Engineering’s growth in Scandinavia will be to establish themselves as a leading contractor in the renewables sector. We are currently playing at the highest level in this sector in Ireland and it is our intention to do the same in Sweden. Suir Engineering will start by working with existing clients by assisting them achieve their renewable commitments and reduction of CO2. In addition, the exploration for Wind Farm Developments, Power Upgrade Projects, Battery Energy Storage Projects, Solar and Hydrogen Projects, will be continued.